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Wait, Why Is There a Gorilla Aboard the ISS?

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Is that a… gorilla? Chasing an astronaut? On the International Space Station? With the Benny Hill theme tune playing in the background? Quick, someone call NASA!

Don’t worry. This is actually just a “little humor to lighten up a year in space,” according to astronaut Scott Kelly. Seemingly humor aboard the ISS involves dressing up in a gorilla suit and chasing other astronauts Hell, that’s probably fairly funny on Earth, too.

It does raise one small question: Who thought sending a gorilla suit up to space was a good use of payload?

[Scott Kelly]