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2013-05-13 09:17:15 AM  

reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?


No, that's only in the vacumn of space. He is in a pressurized tin can in space.
 
2013-05-13 09:30:35 AM  

MindStalker: reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?

No, that's only in the vacumn of space. He is in a pressurized tin can in space.


Then he's not "in space" :)  Or, rather, any concert on Earth is equally "in space" :)
 
2013-05-13 09:42:08 AM  

reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?


Had to go and be That Guy, didn't you? I'll see you in the new Star Wars thread when Ep. 7 comes out.
 
2013-05-13 09:43:38 AM  

FunkyBlue: reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?

Had to go and be That Guy, didn't you? I'll see you in the new Star Wars thread when Ep. 7 comes out.


I can't wait!  (yeah, I'm being "that guy"... bored morning)
 
2013-05-13 09:47:23 AM  

reillan: MindStalker: reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?

No, that's only in the vacumn of space. He is in a pressurized tin can in space.

Then he's not "in space" :)  Or, rather, any concert on Earth is equally "in space" :)


Depends upon your definition of "space".  Generally the word is short for "Outer Space" which means outside of the Earth Atmophere.
Is he outside of the Earth's Atmosphere?  He is in Low Earth Orbit, so possibly not.  Him being in a craft has nothing to do with that though.
 
2013-05-13 10:19:40 AM  
if NASA is smart they'd get him back up there as soon as possible.
and have a concert in space to raise money for science education
live duets with Elton John( rocket Man),
Bowie(space oddity),
Barenaked ladies,
Rush(cygnus X1),
Across the Universe, McCartney
Steve Miller, Space Cowboy
 
2013-05-13 10:31:20 AM  
Stock NASA footage set to Rocket Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GAKOLOnfV4
 
2013-05-13 11:28:22 AM  

jimpapa: if NASA is smart they'd get him back up there as soon as possible.
and have a concert in space to raise money for science education
live duets with Elton John( rocket Man),
Bowie(space oddity),
Barenaked ladies,
Rush(cygnus X1),
Across the Universe, McCartney
Steve Miller, Space Cowboy


Queen - 39

/Nobody ever remembers Freddie & the boys did a song about traveling through space at relativistic speed.
 
2013-05-13 11:39:26 AM  

jimpapa: if NASA is smart they'd get him back up there as soon as possible.
and have a concert in space to raise money for science education
live duets with Elton John( rocket Man),
Bowie(space oddity),
Barenaked ladies,
Rush(cygnus X1),
Across the Universe, McCartney
Steve Miller, Space Cowboy


===============

Pixies --  Bird Dream of Olympus Mons
 
2013-05-13 11:57:36 AM  
 
2013-05-13 12:00:31 PM  
 
2013-05-13 12:57:17 PM  
 
2013-05-13 01:13:53 PM  
Type at ft of pg 1.  eggrolls asks how they got a piano up there: The Magic of Editing!
Cdr Hadfield does  have a good voice, expect he does  play guitar, 'stache is entirely OK. But wish he could change his facial expression! Get told at chorus to Smile! Makes ya stay in tune better!  Sole thing that would've improved this, tho bet he doesn't wish to  perform for a living........
 
2013-05-13 01:16:29 PM  
At first I thought he was just lip syncing and was all Meh.  Now, pretty cool...
 
2013-05-13 01:23:01 PM  

Krapsnart: bakarocket: unitednihilists: every political party in Canada is jumping through hoops right now to find out which way this guy rolls in hopes of putting him on there team.

Sad to see him leave space, he's done more for space exploration PR in 6 months then NASA has done in 6 years.

6 years? I'd say 40 years.

Not so. NASA has been doing tons and tons of outreach in the past few years, They've invited hundreds if not thousands of people to tweetups and "NASA Socials" -- I'm just a random space fan and I got to see Discovery's last launch from the press site, standing behind the countdown clock. I mean, my god, I got to take pictures like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spamily/sets/72157625164886669/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spamily/sets/72157626127332766/

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

And that's just the grassroots stuff. There's also been a whole lot in the media. Shuttles flying piggyback on a 747 over NYC and DC and LA, interviews with astronauts on daytime TV, plus Cady Coleman doing a flute duet with Ian Anderson while she was on the ISS, and Leonard Nimoy welcoming Enterprise to NYC, and and and... If you haven't seen what NASA's been doing you haven't been paying attention.


You hit the nail on the head at the same time that you missed the point entirely. Very impressive.

NASA reaches people like you (self-described "space fans") easily.

Chris Hadfield has been reaching people who haven't been paying attention.
 
2013-05-13 01:23:52 PM  

laulaja: Type at ft of pg 1.  eggrolls asks how they got a piano up there: The Magic of Editing!
Cdr Hadfield does  have a good voice, expect he does  play guitar, 'stache is entirely OK. But wish he could change his facial expression! Get told at chorus to Smile! Makes ya stay in tune better!  Sole thing that would've improved this, tho bet he doesn't wish to  perform for a living........


I didn't think that Space Oddity was generally a smiley type of song.
 
2013-05-13 01:45:02 PM  

Ishkur: I like to think that I gave him the idea for this.

See, I made a Welcome Home video for Chris Hadfield last week, and he and his son Evan saw it and loved it (also his wife). The song choice is interesting, considering the one I used was a response to the Davie Bowie tune.

But yes, Chris Hadfield has just elevated himself from awesome to divinity. He may be coming back to Earth, but he is certainly transcendent.


Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.

Seriously tho - I saw your video and thought it was awesome.
 
2013-05-13 01:52:17 PM  

ruta: Great video. Since Emm Gryner had to work out an arrangement of the song, and they had to do a mix and make the video, I'm thinking that Chris Hadfield et al started theirs before you posted yours, but no doubt the happy coincidence delighted them too.


I dunno. That doesn't take more than a day or two. The groundwork is the easy part. The difficulty is getting Hadfield to film and record his parts aboard the ISS with no camera crew and do it all in his spare time (they're really busy up there, running hundreds of experiments at once. It's not all goofing off with wet sponges and yo-yos). Post-production is just a few hours with After Effects. Hell, I made mine in about 2 hours with Premiere. So it's not a lot of work.

But I will concede his is a lot more slick and personal. I just did mine as a tribute.
 
2013-05-13 01:53:37 PM  

fatbear: Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.


Oh. Well, there you go then. I stand corrected.
 
2013-05-13 01:59:50 PM  

Ishkur: fatbear: Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.

Oh. Well, there you go then. I stand corrected.


You do get credit for "Great minds think alike." Plus, you made a cool video and he enjoyed it.
 
2013-05-13 02:03:22 PM  
The Leafs game better not go into overtime tonight, because I'm going to we watching the Soyuz landing no matter what.
 
2013-05-13 02:18:59 PM  

fatbear: Ishkur: fatbear: Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.

Oh. Well, there you go then. I stand corrected.

You do get credit for "Great minds think alike." Plus, you made a cool video and he enjoyed it.


And it's green on the Video tab.
 
2013-05-13 02:20:16 PM  

fatbear: You do get credit for "Great minds think alike." Plus, you made a cool video and he enjoyed it.


That's really what I wanted -- him to see it more than anything. I actually made it the last week of April and was going to time its release with his landing, but then I thought he might be too busy with the press junket, re-hab, family time and other matters to see it, so I posted it a week early. He saw and commented within five minutes!

That's how awesome he is. He pays attention to everyone paying attention to him. I can't think of anyone who is a greater Ambassador for a country. If he ran for PM, he'd crush Harper in a landslide.
 
2013-05-13 02:22:36 PM  
fatbear: NASA reaches people like you (self-described "space fans") easily.

Chris Hadfield has been reaching people who haven't been paying attention.


Yeah, I saw someone post on his Facebook page something along the lines of "Wow, I had no idea this guy was up there! Space Oddity is my favorite song!" In spite of all the media saturation of the last five months, it was this video that reached some people for the first time. Hopefully this has led some of them to check out his other stuff.
 
2013-05-13 02:46:08 PM  

You all missed the first Earth/Space duet?


Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies - Is Somebody Singing?

 
2013-05-13 02:50:48 PM  

radarlove: Popcorn Johnny: He's kind of a big deal over there.

Chris Hadfield is kind of a big deal everywhere, chief.  At this point he's arguable the most famous space traveler since Collins, Armstrong, Aldrin, or Gagarin.


whatculture.com
 
2013-05-13 03:06:39 PM  

Phil the SWO: Is it wrong that I want him to disappear from public life forever now? He's been such an inspiration and awesome person, and I don't want him to have a chance to screw that up and completely destroy my hope in humanity.


I wouldn't worry.

It's not like he's going to land on earth and immediately go to Vegas for some hookers and blow.
 
2013-05-13 05:29:01 PM  

fatbear: Krapsnart: If you haven't seen what NASA's been doing you haven't been paying attention.

You hit the nail on the head at the same time that you missed the point entirely. Very impressive.


Touché. It's a gift, I guess. :-)

NASA reaches people like you (self-described "space fans") easily.

Chris Hadfield has been reaching people who haven't been paying attention.


But the thing is, I *wasn't* that much of a space fan before I got into a NASA Tweetup. I just clicked a link on their Twitter feed. That's where their outreach has been most effective. I've seen other attendees who weren't real space fans at all before they went change careers so they could go to work to support space exploration. NASA's good at encouraging depth of passion for space; Chris Hadfield (who works for CSA, not NASA) is a real mensch who's sparked interest on a much bigger scale than we've seen in a long time.
 
2013-05-13 06:07:53 PM  
Wish he hadn't changed the lyrics from "..nothing I can do" to "...nothing left to do" cuz I think this laid the groundwork for Maj. Tom's inevitable demise.  Other than that, it was a great remake.
 
2013-05-13 06:17:23 PM  

tonguedepressor: Wish he hadn't changed the lyrics from "..nothing I can do" to "...nothing left to do" cuz I think this laid the groundwork for Maj. Tom's inevitable demise.  Other than that, it was a great remake.


he didn't want to jinx his own return, and he probably wants his inevitable demise to be 30 years from now surrounded by wife and kids.  I wouldn't want to sing the original lyrics while travelling in space either.
 
2013-05-13 06:25:57 PM  

Krapsnart: fatbear: Krapsnart: If you haven't seen what NASA's been doing you haven't been paying attention.

You hit the nail on the head at the same time that you missed the point entirely. Very impressive.

Touché. It's a gift, I guess. :-)

NASA reaches people like you (self-described "space fans") easily.

Chris Hadfield has been reaching people who haven't been paying attention.

But the thing is, I *wasn't* that much of a space fan before I got into a NASA Tweetup. I just clicked a link on their Twitter feed. That's where their outreach has been most effective. I've seen other attendees who weren't real space fans at all before they went change careers so they could go to work to support space exploration. NASA's good at encouraging depth of passion for space; Chris Hadfield (who works for CSA, not NASA) is a real mensch who's sparked interest on a much bigger scale than we've seen in a long time.


Yes, but *you* went to *their* twitter feed. Even before you clicked, you were a little bit ("not that much") of a space fan.

Chris's work is the kind of stuff that goes viral (1.9M views in 24 hrs) and gets picked up by the MSM (382 stories in 24 hours, including every major American news source.)

It's not that NASA's efforts are lacking, it's that Cmdr. Hadfield has something that causes ordinary, non-geek, never-was-gonna-be-a-space-fan kind of people to go "wow."

PS - During the time it took me to write this, the # of views jumped from 1.7M to 1.9M. Now *that's* outreach.
 
2013-05-13 06:26:35 PM  
Holy fark. 2.7M views now. I don't know how YouTube's counter works, but this is reaching people.
 
2013-05-13 07:01:19 PM  
Meh. The original was recorded in space. Everything that's ever been recorded has been recorded in space. Everything that's ever been done has been done in space. The Earth is in space.
 
2013-05-13 07:37:04 PM  

strykerman: tonguedepressor: Wish he hadn't changed the lyrics from "..nothing I can do" to "...nothing left to do" cuz I think this laid the groundwork for Maj. Tom's inevitable demise.  Other than that, it was a great remake.

he didn't want to jinx his own return, and he probably wants his inevitable demise to be 30 years from now surrounded by wife and kids.  I wouldn't want to sing the original lyrics while travelling in space either.


I think Maj. Tom's demise was more a supernatural religious event that was meant to be a symbol of man thrusting too far into God's realm and paying the price much like Icarus.
 
2013-05-13 08:21:10 PM  
That was seriously awesome.
 
2013-05-13 10:02:03 PM  

DrPainMD: Meh. The original was recorded in space. Everything that's ever been recorded has been recorded in space. Everything that's ever been done has been done in space. The Earth is in space.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-13 10:35:21 PM  

Twilight Farkle: An Astronaut's Advice:

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"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you'd be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become."
  - Chris Hadfield, Commander, Expedition 35, International Space Station

I'm just gonna leave this here, because it's been making the rounds, and because I don't think anyone can put it better than he already has.


Jesus; very dusty in here.
 
2013-05-13 11:47:38 PM  

fatbear: Chris's work is the kind of stuff that goes viral (1.9M views in 24 hrs) and gets picked up by the MSM (382 stories in 24 hours, including every major American news source.)


closing in on 3.9m now
 
2013-05-14 03:21:11 AM  

Snotnose: Ignored that all afternoon, then it showed up on ars and I watched it.  Farkin awesome.

Not sure what surprises me more.  That someone used part of their weight limit to take a guitar to space?  Or that nobody has sent up an electric and rewired the Fecal Anhydrous Rutherfordium Tachometer to be an amp when nobody had anything epoch to dump?


Actually, the guitar was up there already.  I think that it was brought up on one of the shuttle missions, and since there was no room in the capsule when the original owner came back, it left there as communal property to help them unwind, assuming that they can play of course.
 
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