The Force is strong with this one. Alexander Gerst, a German European Space Agency astronaut, became a lightsaber-wielding Darth Vader for Halloween on the International Space Station (ISS) this year. Gerst, a geophysicist, is the current Commander of the International Space Station. Yes, you read right, Darth Vader actually commanded a space station in real life. At least on Halloween.
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Gerst’s fellow crewmembers also donned costumes for the holiday. Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev dressed up as Elvis, complete with guitar, sunglasses and fake sideburns and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor dressed up as a mad scientist.
The ISS crew wears costumes for Halloween every year.
COVER IMAGE CREDIT: NASA/ESA/Alexander Gerst (via Twitter)
SOURCE: Elvis and Darth Vader Invade Space Station for Astronauts’ Halloween