As 2016 comes to a close, it’s customarily satisfactory that one of a year’s improved memes gets a final hurrah. The Mannequin Challenge had school kids, athletes, and presidential candidates posing like mannequins for a camera — and now it’s in space.
Thomas Pesquet, a French wanderer now aboard a International Space Station, posted a video today, display 5 of a 6 organisation members behaving a challenge. Some adhere to footholds and handholds as a camera passes by, while others boyant around, bodies firm in a microgravity.
The organisation customarily has a day off on Sundays, so they had a small fun with microgravity, Pesquet explained in a Facebook post. “The outcome is kind of sci-fi scary don’t we think?” he wrote.
The video is quiet, though one of Pesquet’s Twitter supporters combined the Rae Sremmurd strain “Black Beatles” that customarily soundtracks a Mannequin Challenge videos. He ribbed Pesquet, in French: “You don’t have Premiere Pro in space?”
The Verge rang the Mannequin Challenge’s genocide knell behind in November, though today, as Pesquet said, it reached new heights. I, for one, am blissful it hung on only a small longer.