On a lighter note: For all those space sales monkeys out there one goes berserk on ISS

by | Feb 24, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

For all those space sales monkeys, worker monkeys, surrender monkeys, and cheeky monkeys slogging away out there, the Chinese Year of the Monkey was bad news: 2016 was also a leap year.  This effectively meant that workers had an extra day’s work for no extra pay.  The 29th February extra day is added in every year that is divisible by four, except for years that are both divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400.  This correction is made as time that the Earth goes round the Sun runs nearly a quarter of a day per year faster than the Gregorian calendar.

They were not the only monkeys venting their frustrations. A stowaway gorilla has gone on an apparent rampage on the International Space Station (ISS).  Actually the cheeky monkey in question was played by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly who was monkeying around for bit of fun at the end of his one year stretch aboard the station.

Gorilla on the International Space Station (as played by Scott Kelly). Courtesy: NASA

Gorilla on the International Space Station (as played by Scott Kelly). Courtesy: NASA

See the Cheeky Monkey Video below as the gorilla apparently gives chase to UK ESA astronaut Tim Peake:

http://www.space.com/32030-space-ape-astronaut-scott-kelly-video.html

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