Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner currently on space mission aboard the ISS tells about his mascot – a figure of famous Star Wars character Master Yoda his wife knitted for him.
“This idea struck us both. My wife knows I’m a great fan of Star Wars and asked me once what I would like to take with me aboard as a mascot. We have chosen Master Yoda since he is an iconic figure of the show. It is not a ready-made toy but a handmade my dear crafted for me what makes it even more special, – he said during chess game “Space – Earth” between Russian chess player Sergey Karyakin and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.