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Oh, just a gorilla aboard the International Space Station

by Brandon Russell | February 24, 2016February 24, 2016 3:00 pm PDT

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It’s been a long, exhausting year for astronaut Scott Kelly, and to celebrate the end of his stay aboard the International SpaceStation (ISS), he had a little fun with his fellow bunkmates. Posted to Twitter this week, Kelly dressed up in an ape suit and had some fun.

“Needed a little humor to lighten up a #YearInSpace,” Kelly said. “Go big, or go home. I think I’ll do both.”

First question: What is an ape suit doing on the ISS? Second question: Is this what astronauts do during their downtime?

Kelly, who is scheduled to return to Earth next week, has been aboard the ISS for nearly a year as part of a larger experiment that aims to see how being in space for a long duration affects the human body. At the very least, it doesn’t appear as though the stay has diminished Kelly’s sense of humor.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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