Hospital mascot, not a Disney rabbit, levitates as a zero-g indicator on Ax-1 mission

A long-eared toy dog ​​was briefly mistaken for a famous Disney rabbit on Friday (April 8) when it was unveiled as a “zero-G indicator” aboard the first private mission to visit the International Space Station.

“Caramel”, the mascot (opens in new tab) for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, was seen floating in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” shortly after the spacecraft carrying the Axiom-1 (Ax-1) crew entered Earth orbit. With his ears stretched out and a cartoon look with his embroidered eyes, the brown and beige plush puppy looked like a certain rabbit.

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