I was today years old when I found out that the “secret payload” in SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft was a wheel of Le Brouère.
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The Dragon’s mission marked the first time a space capsule developed by a private company was launched into orbit and successfully returned to Earth. In a feat previously accomplished by only six government space agencies, the cone-shaped capsule reentered the atmosphere and emerged from its Pacific Ocean splashdown intact. Only then did Musk reveal that a wheel of Le Brouère had hitched a ride, circling Earth twice on its journey.
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Image Credit: Chris Thompson/SpaceX