The CPP plan jointly executed by NASA and
Space X had successfully launched the first test flight of SpaceX Crew
Dragon. When NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were launched
toward the ISS on Saturday, they weren’t alone. Joining them on the
SpaceX mission was Sequin Stuffed Dinosaur Toy. The toy was regarded as
zero-gravity indicator. When the toy floated, the astronauts knew that
the spaceship had reached orbit.
At 3:22 p.m. ET, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the Crew Dragon spaceship that SpaceX designed and NASA funded. It's the first time a commercial spacecraft has carried humans space, and the first time astronauts have launched from the US since the end of the Space Shuttle Program nine years ago.
It's also the first time a sequined dinosaur has been to space. (Though dinosaur fossils have traveled beyond our atmosphere before.)
The toy carries on a tradition of spaceships carrying plushies with them. Once the toys start to float around, observers know the ship has left the pull of Earth's gravity. That's why they're often called "zero-gravity indicators."
The sales of toys and baby products in UK increased in May
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) released the sales data in May. Due to the pandemic, the total sales in UK decreased by 5.9% compared to that at the same time in last year. However, the sales of toys and baby products achieved significant growth in May.
2019 retail sales of global licensed products reached USD $292.8 billion, a year-on year increase of 4.5%.
On June 8th, Licensing International released the “2020 Global Licensing Report”. The report showed that in 2019, the retail sales of global licensed products reached USD $292.8 billion, an increase of 4.5% year over year, which was the highest since 2013.