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    Posted: July 22 2018 at 19:21
Very cool story!  

Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space
By The Associated Press
July 21, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.

Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance from the International Space Station.

Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk’s 1978 song “Spacelab” with the band Friday night to cheers from the audience.

He’s not the first space musician. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and played a duet with the Barenaked Ladies while 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the Earth in 2013.

American astronaut Ron McNair planned to play saxophone from orbit with Jean Michel Jarre in 1986 but died in the Challenger tragedy.



Edited by cstack3 - July 22 2018 at 19:22
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thanks for posting---very cool love Kraftwerk!
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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

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and played a duet with the Barenaked Ladies while 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the Earth in 2013.
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I heard about it ... if I had a million I would use it on a rocket to the moon ... and find another song for a goon ... and then .... look for the space pirate loon ... so we can ... 

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Edited by moshkito - July 25 2018 at 08:51
... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the art is all about!
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