Who’s a good little zero-g indicator? You are! The Child becomes a piece of official astronavigation equipment aboard Crew-1, the first crewed orbital flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon.
The Crew-1 flight will carry Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins, Pilot Victor Glover, and Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, all of NASA, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi to the space station for a six-month science mission.
NASA and SpaceX try again as the Crew Dragon sits atop its Falcon 9 launch platform waiting to make history, after Wednesday’s scrubbed launch attempt.
Check the video at 19:37 for the giant orange fireball as Falcon 9 explodes. (Don’t worry, that was supposed to happen.)