Weekend Wonderings

I first saw this when India Knight tweeted it.

At first glance, it’s not typical AOW fare.  Please bear with me.

There are two videos, here.  It’s imperative that you watch them in order.

Are you sitting comfortably?

The first video is an explanation of how astronauts go to bed when there’s no gravity.  It’s a video by Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station (the I.S.S). 

The second is…well, when you finish it, you’ll be in bits, and in awe that there are humans.  In space.  Looking at Earth.  Who can sing together.

In the words of CBC Music: “The Barenaked Ladies, a children’s choir, and the commander of the International Space Station. Put them together and what do you get? The first space-to-earth musical collaboration.  The song, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) was commissioned by CBCMusic.ca and The Coalition for Music Education with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools across Canada.”

You’re welcome, readers.  Nothing like a bit of perspective on a Saturday morning.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll now be desperate to find out more about the I.S.S, and how astronauts do everyday things in space.  Chris Hadfield has done lots more how-tos, here.  He’s come home this week, handing over command of the I.S.S to Russia’s Pavel Vinogradov.  He’s captured the hearts and minds of over 750,000 followers on Twitter with his photographs of the Earth from space.

Happy viewing, and happy weekend.

Categories: Weekend Wonderings, Written By Anna
3 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Oh we do live in a bloody phenomenal world, don’t we??

    K xx

    PS: You know I love Chris Hadfield, and everything about this!

  2. Alex
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    What a great way to start a Saturday!

  3. Posted May 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    That is so cool! I want to go to space :)

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