Author Topic: Cady Coleman, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Perform First Space-Earth Flute Duet  (Read 1933 times)


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I remember many years ago watching Star Trek and Mr. Spock playing his Vulcan harp and thinking it would be cool to play music in space. Now that dream has become reality. Maybe there is something to the phrase music is a universal language.

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I was hoping for Aqualung! ;)
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Despite logic to the contrary, and the overblown speeches, this was neat. 

Coleman returns on TMA-20 in May.  What happens to the flute?  Sad to think of it stuffed into the back of the PLM forever.  Probably too much of the download mass allotment of the Soyuz. Think she will stow it in Endeavor, which leaves a week before she does?
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This is outstanding.  I remember going to a couple of Jethro Tull concerts while in college 30 years ago.  Ian Anderson is probably no longer the wild man he was on stage back then, but this brings back great memories.

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Despite logic to the contrary, and the overblown speeches, this was neat. 

Coleman returns on TMA-20 in May.  What happens to the flute?  Sad to think of it stuffed into the back of the PLM forever.  Probably too much of the download mass allotment of the Soyuz. Think she will stow it in Endeavor, which leaves a week before she does?

Cady has three flutes up there, IIRC. There probably won't be room for them on the Soyuz, but if they don't come down on either Endeavour or Atlantis, then they could come down in the MPLM on STS-135.
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Coleman returns on TMA-20 in May.  What happens to the flute?  Sad to think of it stuffed into the back of the PLM forever.  Probably too much of the download mass allotment of the Soyuz. Think she will stow it in Endeavor, which leaves a week before she does?
She actually has 3 flutes and a penny whistle on board. One flute is on loan from Ian Anderson, one from Matt Malloy of The Chieftains, and one that is her own. See [noembed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy6uOooVFuw[/noembed]

Certainly be nice if least one stays, ISS already has a guitar and keyboard left by previous residents.

Also:
http://twitter.com/Astro_Ron/status/57170170141081600
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#FromSpace Last night Sasha + I took turns playing guitar while Cady played the flute Music's a great way to stay connected 2 life on Earth

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