ScienceAlert.com's Astronauts on The Space Station Liked SpaceX's 'Earthy' Toy So Much They Kidnapped It shows a series of photos of Earthy, the new plushy member of the ISS crew.
In the photo below Earthy has one hand on what looks like a pretty important joystick control and one foot on a control panel. Both the joystick and some of the buttons have metal guards around them to protect from accidental manipulation.
What are the joystick and control panel for; what do they do?
Photo: Source Anne McClain/NASA