Music, science, space, Canada, social media…. what more can I say

For his last downlink before returning to Earth, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) with hundreds of students at the Ontario Science Centre and nearly a million people, mostly students from coast-to-coast Canada and around the world, performing the song in unison from their location.

I.S.S. is a song co-written by Hadfield and the Barenaked Ladies’ front man Ed Robertson.

Chris Hadfield just seems to represent everything that *can* be right about humanity. The only thing to say is “thank you!”

Here are the lyrics:
http://www.leafpress.ca/Mondays_Poems_2013/Chris_Hadfield/Is-Somebody-Singing.htm

And a link to more info:
http://music.cbc.ca/#/Space/blogs/2013/2/Ed-Robertson-takes-us-behind-the-writing-of-ISS-Is-Somebody-Singing

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3 Responses to Music, science, space, Canada, social media…. what more can I say

  1. G Walsh says:

    The most amazing performance and piece of music. Absolutely beautiful.

  2. G Walsh says:

    may sound stupid but it makes me so proud that someone like Chris Hadfield is Canadian.

  3. I feel that same pride! It makes my heart sing along!

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