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update: The silhouette now has a page in Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hughmann_for_scale.svg


The images below are from a NASA Spaceflight forum post and can be seen in @bolsachicagal's twitter and also in this NASASpaceFlight tweet.

Question: Is this human-sized bipedal silhouette on the side of SpaceX Starhopper an identifiable SFF character?

In 2012 SpaceX put a human-sized figure on its Grasshopper rocket but in 2019 this figure on the Starhopper rocket has a distinctly non-human shape. Knowing Musk's sense of humor and tendency to reference SF in naming one-off crafts (usually the ocean ships) I thought this might be an SF reference as well.

This comment under my related but different question What does this humanoid silhouette on SpaceX's Starhopper represent? (we're hoping it's not a "kill marking") shows an image (cropped below) that makes it clear the figure is human sized, but it looks more like an action figure to me.

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above: cropped and zoomed from below; below: from a NASA Spaceflight forum post and can be seen in @bolsachical's twitter Click for full size

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