Astronaut Scott Kelly has made it through seven months of his year-long stay on the International Space Station, and it looks like the sheer isolation of living in space — the vast, ever-expanding swirl of nothingness that completely envelopes us all and serves as a constant reminder that we live tiny, insignificant lives on a planet that doesn't matter — may be getting to him.
For Halloween this year, Kelly released a video of himself slowly floating toward the camera, while wearing a creepy egg-like, Mike Myers painted-over-William-Shatner mask. The video is set to haunting tones, but Kelly remains silent. A NASA employee in Mission Control remarks over the intercom that the station has a stowaway. Perhaps it does have a new member. Astronaut Scott Kelly is no longer himself. He is a man transformed... in his mind... forever.
Also, where did he get that mask? Does NASA allocate room on their cargo resupply missions for Halloween costumes? Will he have a Santa suit for Christmas? Will he have any joy left for Christmas?
#HappyHalloween from @space_station! Have a great weekend, and be safe down there. #YearInSpace https://t.co/aRGMsRAF1D— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) October 30, 2015