Dragon Flight Paid Tribute to Monty Python, Bad Val Kilmer Film


Before the successful launch, voyage, and recovery of SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft, the first time in history a commercial company has recovered a spacecraft from orbit, reporters were buzzing with news of a “secret” payload, stowed on board. It was a payload so secret, SpaceXers made it Top Secret (think Val Kilmer 1984, not official US Government).

“Top Secret” payload, bolted to the floor of the Dragon spacecraft. (Credit: Chris Thompson)

So what was inside the mystery package?  Their tribute to Monty Python.

A wheel of cheese.

Photo Credit: Chris Thompson, SpaceX

The original Monty Python sketch below.