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Astronauts fly Einstein doll to demo physicist’s ‘happiest thought’

Albert Einstein’s “happiest thought” has been proven again by four international astronauts and a small doll made in his likeness (opens in new tab).

Upon entering Earth orbit on Wednesday (Oct. 5), the crew members onboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft “Endurance” (opens in new tab) revealed their chosen “zero-g indicator,” a plush toy of the late theoretical physicist. Floating at the end of a tether, the doll not only confirmed that the Crew-5 astronauts were safely on their way to the International Space Station, but that one of Einstein’s ponderings was indeed true.

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