A piece of exciting news is doing the round for quite some time in social media now. Dinosaurs are extinct for millions of years. However, a sneak-peek into SpaceX Crew Dragon Space capsule shows something worth notifying. Apparently, the two astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley carried a toy dinosaur with them. The pinkish-blue adorable dinosaur toy kept company with these astronauts while on their journey to the International Space Station (ISS).
People barely knew about this information when the toy suddenly started to disappear from various toy stores around the world. Ironically, the dinosaur model became extinct faster than the real organisms. Post the historic “Launch America” event everyone around the world began ordering such dinosaurs for themselves. The historic SpaceX exploration program successfully landed the human astronauts on the ISS.
SpaceX: Astronauts and Dinosaur goes to space
Before we get into this topic, one must remember the famous space mission from 1949 when America sent a monkey to space. In 1957 Russia became the first country to send a dog to space. In 2020, SpaceX seems to be the first and only space organization to send a dinosaur to space in their space shuttle Falcon-9. According to the astronauts, the dinosaur toy was actually of high importance to the space mission.
The most popular DINO in History.
1949 -America sent a monkey to space
1957 – Russia sent a Dog
— LEX RAJAH (@Lex_Rajah) May 30, 2020
The astronauts onboard the Falcon-9 need to verify the presence of entering the space with a physical object. In the zero-gravity space, the dinosaur was the only tool to help them understand that the launch was successful. When pushed the dinosaur started to float in space which is basically an indication of zero-gravity.
The live-stream of this event made the entire country buy the dinosaur from the exact official site as the original. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.