Robert: Baby Yoda heads to space with SpaceX astronauts
Baby Yoda is headed to the International Space Station.
The incredibly cute mascot from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian blasted off Sunday along with the rest of the crew of the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience”.
While on board, The Child will have a very important job. The plush toy will serve as the team’s zero-gravity indicator. Once he.. she(?).. it(?) starts to float, passengers will know that the spacecraft has reached a state of weightlessness.
“Inside the cabin, we have four astronauts — five actually, we’ve got Baby Yoda onboard, trying to take a seat right now,” said NASA’s communications specialist Leah Cheshier. “Baby Yoda is trying to pilot the vehicle.”