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SpaceX‘s historic Crew-1 flight is currently on its way to the International Space Station, and there is one unexpected guest, Baby Yoda, or technically “The Child” from The Mandalorian. Why? It’s being used as a zero-gravity indicator to let Commander Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker from NASA and Soichi Noguchi from Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, when they’ve reached a microgravity environment. Read more for a video and additional information.
The four astronauts are set to dock with the International Space Station on Monday (November 16) at approximately 11 p.m. EST, and after arriving, they will join other members to form the Expeditions 64 and 65 crews during their planned six-month stay.
- Fans can build their own charming, brick-built toy model of The Child (75318) from Star Wars: The Mandalorian, reproducing authentic details in LEGO style to create a delightful display piece
- This buildable model captures all the cute features of this hugely popular little Star Wars character, including a posable head, movable ears and an adjustable mouth for different expressions
- The set includes a gearshift knob element – the Child’s favorite toy – which can be placed in its hand, plus an information sign and the Child LEGO minifigure to complete a delightful display
- This 1,073-piece, collectible LEGO Star Wars building toy makes the best birthday gift, holiday present or special occasion surprise for kids aged 10+ and all Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans
- Measuring over 7.5” (19cm) high, 8.5” (21cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this brick-built model of the Child won’t take up too much space, but is sure to make a big visual impact wherever it is displayed
As we get more views inside the cabin, we will have to keep an eye out and see if we might spot him again,” said NASA mission commentator Leah Cheshier.