Going ape on the International Space Station

Posted at 9:37 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 15:16:50-05

A lot of children dream of becoming astronauts and traveling into space, but apparently even the final frontier gets boring from time to time, or so it would seem.

Judging from video posted on Twitter Monday by astronaut Mark Kelly, someone in a gorilla suit burst out of a bag on the International Space Station and terrorized a crew member.

No explanation was given, just a quizzical tweet from Kelly stating, "I thought you said you had things under control up there."

It turns out it was Kelly's twin brother astronaut Scott Kelly who burst out of a box to surprise and chase British astronaut Timothy Peake.

Mark Kelly sent the ape costume to his brother in a care package.

Scott Kelly is the commander of Expedition 46, and has been on his mission in space since March of last year.

He will return to earth next month ending his year in space.

Information from CNN Newsource and NBC NewsChannel