Could this be the best joke ever made in space? | Digital Trends Spanish
Imagine floating away from home, hundreds of kilometers from Earth. Think how vulnerable one could feel locked in a spacecraft like the International Space Station (ISS).
Now imagine that, in that same season, you come across a gorilla in an unexpected way. It seems incredible, but it really happened a couple of years ago and in the middle of the ISS journey.
Somehow, in February 2016, former astronaut Mark Kelly, now a senator from Arizona, managed to introduce a gorilla costume to the space station.
We do not know what his intentions really were. The truth is that a video was published recently where Kelly appears walking through the narrow spaces of the ISS chasing and scaring some of his companions.
Astronaut Mark Kelly once smuggled a full gorilla suit on board the International Space Station.
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The fact that his colleagues try to float away in slow motion makes the record even more engaging. It also motivates us to ask ourselves: where were they trying to escape?
It should be remembered that Mark Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, he practically lived a year in space. In a recent interview, the ex-astronaut revealed his wishes to return to the ISS.
The published video serves to give us an idea of the good camaraderie that exists between astronauts, especially when you are living and working so far from Earth.
This marks a difference from the traditional idea of working in space, where seriousness and responsibility seem to be the keynote.