The world is full of firsts, and we all clearly celebrate those achievements with plenty of pomp and grandeur. The arts, whoever, do not seem to have that many ‘firsts’ compared to the world of science, but now is a moment where both fields intersect. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander at the International Space Station (ISS) program, who is aboard Expedition 35 at the moment circling the earth, decided to try something different as he spends Christmas in space – by recording a song in orbit.
Doing so on Christmas Day itself makes it all the more memorable, making Chris the first person in the galaxy to record a song while orbiting the earth. He has dubbed his original composition as ‘Jewel in the Night’, being an acoustic guitar and vocal piece. Over the weekend, Chris uploaded the song to YouTube and SoundCloud. What other frontiers are there for humanity to break? Has someone recorded a song while being 20,000 leagues under the sea?