• NASA astronaut plays Star Wars theme on piccolo in space

    Date:14 November 2019 Author: Leila Stein Tags:,

    NASA astronaut Jessica Meir entertained students from her hometown with a rendition of the theme song from Star Wars on the piccolo while on board the International Space Station.

    In the call to Earth, Meir spoke about her experience training for the first all-female spacewalk and how she achieved her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.

    “Never be afraid to take a risk & fail. In the end, it may bring you closer to what you want to do,” said Meir.

    According to Space.com, a variety of musical instruments have flown into space, including a keyboard, a flute, several guitars, a saxophone and even a didgeridoo, the Australian aboriginal wind instrument.

    Image: NASA/Twitter

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