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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:16 PM

Astronaut and Musician Perform 1st Original Duet from Space and Earth

An astronaut and a rock singer recorded an original song together and released it today (Feb. 8) as the first duet of new music performed simultaneously in space and on the ground.

A rocket launch and the beauty of planet Earth are the subjects of the song, performed in space by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, while accompanied by Canadian singer Ed Robertson of the band Barenaked Ladies, and others on Earth.

The song's lyrics, called "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)," focuses on the experience of a person in space missing his loved ones on the Earth below:

"If you could see our nation from the International Space Station, you'd know why I want to get back soon."

Hadfield and Robertson began co-writing the song when Hadfield was still in training in Russia for his five-month mission on the International Space Station. Next month, Hadfield will be the first Canadian commander on the orbiting complex when the Expedition 35 mission begins.

http://news.yahoo.com/astronaut-musician-perform-1st-original-duet-space-earth-175309618.html

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Tony_FLADEM Feb 2013 OP
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #1
Bonobo Feb 2013 #2
Tom Ripley Feb 2013 #3
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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:42 PM

1. It's wonderful...

Chris has a really good voice. Maybe when he comes back he can do his own album. The Singing Astronaut has a nice ring to it.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:51 PM

2. Yeah, but Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull was really first.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:55 PM

3. That is cool, but I liked that song better when it was called "Space Oddity"

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:05 PM

4. Please do not compare.

I just listened to the song. It was actually quite a terrible song imo.

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