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A Canadian Astronaut Became The First Person To Record A Song In Space Recently

Submitted by on December 27, 2012 – 1:05 pm2 Comments

The song you are about to hear is out of this world! Okay, okay, so that joke practically wrote itself. But, there’s a new song called “Jewel in the Night” by a Canadian man named Chris Hadfield that you absolutely need to hear right now. Why, you ask? Well, because Hadfield recorded the track on December 23…from aboard the International Space Station. Yes, that’s right. He’s the first person ever to record a song in outer space. Give it a listen here:

The song, which Hadfield penned himself, features the astronaut both singing and playing a guitar. This is noteworthy because that guitar has been on the ISS ever since 2001 and he regularly plays it in order to pass the time when he’s in space. Hadfield wants to make even more history in the coming weeks, too. According to reports, he just co-wrote a song with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies called “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)” that he’s planning on playing live with Robertson sometime in the very near future. In order to do so, they’ll use a new form of technology that will allow them to synchronize their music accordingly. And, they won’t stop there. Once they play live together and get the hang of doing it, they’re also going to perform “I.S.S.” with the rest of the Barenaked Ladies in March and with a children’s choir in May.

We’re not sure if all the music that Hadfield is doing in space is going to change the world. But, it is pretty cool to hear him doing something that no one else in the history of mankind has ever done. Do you think it’s as cool as we do? Or, do you think Hadfield should focus more on space-related studies and put his guitar down? Let us know.

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