Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley had a special guest during their historic flight to space.
During Saturday’s NASA/Space X launch many noticed a stuffed dinosaur plushy hanging out inside the cockpit alongside Bob and Doug.
— Alec Sears (@alec_sears) May 30, 2020
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Toys have always flown alongside astronauts and are used as “zero-g indicators” during flights. When the toy starts floating, it’s a sign that they’ve reached zero-g and are experiencing weightlessness.
The toy was Bob and Doug had onboard their flight has been identified as a TY Flippables Tremor Dinosaur.
I’m pretty sure that’s the TY Flippables Tremor Dinosaur, 6” tall with blue/pink reversible sequins.
If so, it’s a retired plushie that is no longer manufactured, so you can only acquire it on the resale market. pic.twitter.com/k51gJfHbP2
— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) May 27, 2020
So apparently we have the official Crew Demo-2 Zero G Indicator. #launchamerica #spacex #nasa #dragon2 #dm2 #launch #space #ty #beaniebabies #dinosaur @spacex @nasa @Astro_Doug @AstroBehnken @everydayastronaut #zerogravity #iss @iss @elonmusk @donttrythis pic.twitter.com/fJ8vDchupR
— Mikey (@mikeydul) May 30, 2020