Crew members of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 58 have continued to bring the unofficial DM-1 Crew Dragon “mascot” along as they complete station activities. The Crew Dragon spacecraft docked with the ISS on Sunday 3 March carrying supplies, a dummy in a SpaceX flight suit and the Earth plush toy.
The adorable interactions between the ISS crew and the toy began when NASA astronaut Anne McClain included the plush Earth toy in the welcoming ceremony of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. She followed up on the interview tweeting images of the Earth toy drinking coffee, helping with drills and gazing out of the ISS Cupola observatory module.
The latest images of Earth palling around with the Expedition 58 crew has her doing some station maintenance, keeping up with her schedule and hitting the gym with McClain.
If you’d like to grab your own cute Earth plush, you’re going to have to wait. Celestial Buddies, a Connecticut-based toy company that makes the toy had received no prior notice of the product’s inclusion in the DM-1 mission. As a result, when SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted a picture of its inclusion, the company was inundated with orders completely depleting their available stock.