Monday, April 04, 2011
Flutes in Space
Astronaut Cady Coleman plays her flute in space, in the cupola of the International Space Station with her hair spreading in microgravity and the Earth spinning beneath her and the delicate tinkertoy structure of ISS visible in the windows.
She doesn't play it in this segment, but she has hauled Ian Anderson's silver flute into orbit as well, along with a tin whistle belonging to Paddy Moloney.
I did not expect this, but it delights me. My taxpayer dollars that made this possible? No complaints. No complaints at all.