NASA astronaut Scott Kelly did not just fly an epic annual mission into space. He does it with a sense of humor. An illustrative example: this is a video of a funny monkey tricks taken on the International Space Station
In the video, an astronaut dressed as a gorilla chases after a fast-paced British astronaut Tim Peak in the style of a British astronaut Tim Peak. And, of course, all this in addition floats in weightlessness, which only adds fun.
“A bit of black humor is needed to lighten the year in space,” Kelly tweeted and Facebook today (February 23). “Great success or sending home? I think both. ”
Now besides the one who wore the gorilla costume (obviously Kelly), the biggest question in our opinion is this: “Who put the gorilla costume on space mission? Thanks, whoever you are. (And again, maybe this is Kelly?).
Scott Kelly will return to Earth on March 1 after nearly a year in space. He started on the space station in March 2014 and was joined to his particularly long flight with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko as part of an international experiment to study how the human body changes during a very long space flight. While Russian cosmonauts have completed annual missions at Mir Station, the flight of Kelly and Gordienko is the first case of studying such a long flight at the genetic level. Scientists investigated Kelly and his twin brother Mark Kelly (also a former NASA astronaut) on Earth to document how lengthy space flights change the human body. Kelly and Kornienko will return to Earth with cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, who is doing a six-month mission on the space station. Meanwhile, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Peak from the European Space Agency will stay at the space station to bring their six-month trip to an end.