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Ground Control to Major Tom

This is really wonderful. First-ever earth-to-space musical collaboration..



If you're following Commander Hadfield's tweets, (or have been anywhere near Canadian news for the past month) you've probably already heard about the making of this song. (And if you aren't following him on twitter, you should be. He posts the most amazing photographs from orbit!) Here's a bit more about the collaboration: 10 Things You Need to Know Before the Premiere of Is Somebody Singing. And here's the story of yesterday's chat with Capt. Kirk. :D

I feel very sappy about this whole experiment. Space exploration is something I've always enjoyed in science fiction, but never considered on a practical level. Hearing music written, practiced and performed while one person is in space and the other is on earth... it just made the thought of living somewhat normally so far above the earth a little more possible. It's made me dream.

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Why am I crying?!?! The beauty, it burns.
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!