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SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts fly plush turtle and monkey as zero-g indicators

What do you get when you cross a turtle with a chimp and send both into outer space? A whole lot of shenanigans.

Or at least that is the story behind the plush turtle and small monkey that launched with SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts on Wednesday (April 27). Both dolls began to float when the Dragon spacecraft “Freedom” entered orbit, about nine minutes after leaving Earth and 16 hours before arriving at the International Space Station.

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