One of the most fascinating aspects was that both the astronauts became the first astronauts launched to space on a privately-owned rocket and they also became the first to pilot a spaceship using only touchscreen controls. SpaceX's Crew Dragon refrained from using the infamous maze of manual controls and switches found on retired spacecraft like the Space Shuttle or the Apollo command modules.

Instead, Crew Dragon pilots had just three large touchscreen panels in front of them and a few spare buttons below. A Twitter user named 'Weird History' shared an image of showing the difference between the controller of Apollo 4 (1967), Space Shuttle (2002) and Crew Dragon (2020). SpaceX owner Elon Musk also liked the tweet which has garnered over 10,000 likes at the time of publishing this article.