THE BIZARRE The moment a gorilla chased astronaut Tim Peake on the ISS is back in all its fun.
Film maker Todd Spence reminds us of the amusing moment after posting a clip on Twitter that received over 163,000 likes.
In it, Peake can be seen hovering desperately away from the hairy primate.
For those who missed it – or needed their memories to be replayed – all was not as it seemed, luckily for the safety of the crew.
It was an epic joke, in a rare moment that was far from the usual serious work aboard the space station.
And it’s all because of astronaut Scott Kelly.
Back in 2016, an American engineer managed to get a gorilla costume to the space station.
The suit was sent into space during a resupply mission.
He got dressed and hid in a soft-sided storage bin that fellow filmmaker Tim Peake was busy opening.
Soon after, the first Englishman on the space station was seen dashing away in fear, much to Scott’s amusement.
Scott – whose twin brother Mark is also an astronaut – made the prank to celebrate one year of his space mission.
He actually spent a total of 340 days in space, which equates to 5,000 orbits around the Earth.
At the time, he tweeted: “Need a bit of humor to lighten up #YearInSpace.
“Go big, or go home. I think I’ll do both. #SpaceApe“
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