Monday, 23 July 2018

i am only one of six people in space

On Friday night (and I can’t imagine how we missed this spectacle but we can all enjoy it now) Kraftwerk’s (previously here, here and here) founding member Ralf Hüttner synced up with German astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the International Space Station to deliver a short lesson on space exploration and perform live a duet of the group’s 1978 song Spacelab for their closing number at the Stuttgart Jazz Open Air festival.  It is unclear if the crew’s executive assistant played any role in scheduling this act.