The Mannequin Challenge Goes Out On A High Note Thanks To These Astronauts

The International Space Station gets in on the trend.

It seems like just about everyone tried their hand at the Mannequin Challenge this year. The social media craze, in which groups of people remain as still as possible, usually in some sort of creative tableau, has been done by everyone from celebrities to fidgety 4-year-olds. One especially powerful version even drew attention to the issue of police brutality.

You might have thought the trend had come to an end as 2017 drew nearer, but this week the astronauts on the International Space Station brought it back to life with just a few days to spare. Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency shared a video on his social media accounts Thursday in which he and four other members of the crew "have a bit of fun in microgravity."


The astronauts float motionless in midair, showing off the amazing (and entertaining) possibilities of space technology.

Although Pesquet calls the video, which features a soundtrack of total silence, "kind of sci-fi spooky," you still might be wondering where Rae Shremmurd's "Black Beatles" is. In that case, you can watch an updated version below, created by a Twitter user who teased in French, "You don't have Premiere Pro in space?"

There's still time to add your own Mannequin Challenge to the mix before the new year, but it's hard to imagine that anyone — at least on planet Earth — will be able to top this one.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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