Baby Yoda named 'honorary astronaut,' taken aboard SpaceX spacecraft Crew Dragon

November 17, 2020

It appears that Baby Yoda bounces back from being "canceled" just about better than anybody.

A day after fans were accusing the adorable "Star Wars" creature of genocide and extinction after he ate another character's eggs, Baby Yoda has made his way into space.

Baby Yoda was made an "honorary astronaut" over the weekend as he was taken aboard the Crew Dragon, the second-ever crewed flight for Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Reuters shared a clip from the mission in which a Baby Yoda figurine can be seen drifting through the spacecraft.

Baby Yoda, alongside astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi, are expected to stay at the International Space Station for six months.

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday in the historic first operational flight for SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The Falcon rocket took off from Kennedy Space Center after SpaceX, Elon Musk's private firm, already completed one successful trip, bringing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to and from space this past summer.

These SpaceX trips are part of a years-long collaboration between NASA and the private firm in an attempt to facilitate launches to the International Space Station on American soil, rather than relying on Russia for these trips.

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