reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?
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.
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.
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" :)
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 educationlive duets with Elton John( rocket Man),Bowie(space oddity),Barenaked ladies,Rush(cygnus X1),Across the Universe, McCartneySteve Miller, Space Cowboy
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.
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........
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.
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.
fatbear: Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.
Ishkur: fatbear: Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.Oh. Well, there you go then. I stand corrected.
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.
fatbear: You do get credit for "Great minds think alike." Plus, you made a cool video and he enjoyed it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twilight Farkle: An Astronaut's Advice:[i.imgur.com image 255x1500]"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 StationI'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.
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.)
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?
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