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Watch: Baby Yoda arrives at the International Space Station

Four astronauts on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon arrived on the space station with Baby Yoda.

The Child, commonly referred to on the internet as Baby Yoda despite having no revealed relation to Yoda himself, has become the breakout star of Disney+’s The Mandalorian.
The Child, commonly referred to on the internet as Baby Yoda despite having no revealed relation to Yoda himself, has become the breakout star of Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”
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Four astronauts on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon finally arrived at the International Space Station, and Baby Yoda was with them.

What happened?

Over the weekend, Commander Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker from NASA and Soichi Noguchi from Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency traveled to space on Sunday, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

The astronauts brought Baby Yoda — a beloved character from “The Mandalorian” — with them on the ride.

On Monday, the astronauts arrived on the station. Baby Yoda floated right out from their spacecraft onto the station.

You can see this in the video below.

Why did they bring Baby Yoda?

TechCrunch reports the Baby Yoda doll is a “zero-gravity indicator,” which is something astronauts will bring with them into space to indicate whether or not they’ve, well, reached space.

  • “It’s unknown whether Baby Yoda will have a vital job once the crew reaches the ISS. At the very least he’ll help keep morale up,” according to Mashable.