February 22nd, 2013
02:26 PM ET

Peter Gabriel hears his song played from the International Space Station

British singer Peter Gabriel got a brief serenade from a member of the International Space Station crew on Wednesday during a visit to Mission Control in Houston.

Canadian Chris Hadfield, Expedition 34's flight engineer, strummed a few chords of Gabriel's hit "In Your Eyes" during a nearly 12-minute chat with Gabriel and his family.

Hadfield told Gabriel that he recorded two songs in space. The first, co-written with his brother, is a "space Christmas carol" called "Jewel in the Night." The second, a space-to-Earth collaboration with Canadian band Barenaked Ladies, is called "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)."

Click on the video above to hear Hadfield's performance.

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  1. dotheflippin'math

    If I were on the ISS, I'd be happy he didn't play a song off the "Intruder" album, like "No Self Control." LOL. Scientists like Gabriel. I think that's cool. I bet the neoteapartycons hate it (they probably think Nugent is a great songwriter/lyricist – the ignorant boobs!). That makes it all the more cool. # of TP supporters on the ISS: ZERO! After all, according to Republicans, people don't need college degrees, or science, or brains (lest they use them and vote Democratic). GOP + TP = "Dumb and Dumber."

    February 25, 2013 at 3:28 am |
    • j0eschm0e

      hate much? shut up D B ignoramus

      February 28, 2013 at 3:05 am |
  2. donna

    dñt worry b happy

    February 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm |
  3. Jonquil

    Cool :)!

    February 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  4. helenka costas

    up to I looked at the draft four $4395, I didnt believe that...my... sister was like they say really bringing in money part-time on their laptop.. there mums best friend has been doing this for only about 8 months and as of now repaid the loans on there condo and got Acura. this is where I went....... BIT40.ℂOℳ

    February 23, 2013 at 7:58 am |
  5. USA

    WOW! Cool :-)

    February 23, 2013 at 1:44 am |
  6. Wolfschwarzmond

    This is it...Really...NASA has nothing better to do? I mean we've beamed the Mona Lisa to the Moon. We've broadcasted some guys song from Mars. And now we get a amateur rock concert? What happened to having a REAL Mission for NASA? Oh yeah I forgot an American public that frankly can't understand space, and politicians......

    February 23, 2013 at 12:51 am |
    • Bob

      A little light entertainment Wolf, come on lighten up!

      February 23, 2013 at 6:05 am |
    • Kyle

      These people are on the ISS for long periods of time. They don't get to see humans aside from each other or a video monitor. I don't see a problem with taking 10 minutes out of their time to relax, do you?

      February 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  7. empresstrudy

    Wow. Let's give him the Interstellar Uber Grammy.

    February 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm |
  8. cnnlicksit

    Fake. There is no sound in space...

    ...kidding.

    February 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm |

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