This is the first song ever recorded in space

Chris Hadfield
Music on High: Playing Christmas carols while floating over the eastern Mediterranean.

Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, officially recorded the first song in space aboard the International Space Station—beating Muse to the punch. On Christmas day, Chris recorded himself playing the guitar and singing his original Christmas carol "Jewel in the Night."

You can listen to the recording for yourself on SoundCloud and YouTube, albeit with some slight buzzing from all the Station’s fans running in the background. Chris played the song to celebrate Christmas aboard the ISS, which is quite festive this time of year, using a guitar that’s been on the station since 2001.

Chris Hadfield recently arrived at the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 34 crew on December 21. The Canadian astronaut expects to become the first Canadian commander of the ISS in March 2013 and to stay for the long haul until May 2013.

[YouTube via Geekosystem]

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