Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
LoserTriesAgain
User Rank
Rookie
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
LoserTriesAgain   6/6/2013 2:07:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Incredible. Rare is a person that can tie what few of us can do to the masses. Fine example of having one foot planted firmly on the ground and the other firmly planted in outer space.

embedsri
User Rank
Rookie
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
embedsri   5/21/2013 2:24:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Inspiration - pure and simple!!! Spectacular work Commander Hadfield.

seaEE
User Rank
CEO
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
seaEE   5/19/2013 12:43:02 AM
NO RATINGS
I still remember the time my sister checked out Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars from the library and played the record five times in one day! by the end of the day I felt like jettisoning her off into outerspace. ;) The astronaut does a pretty good rendition of the song.

David Ashton
User Rank
Blogger
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
David Ashton   5/18/2013 11:45:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Well said Duane. You probably also remember the first grainy, fuzzy TV from the moon, with awful sound. The fact that such a professional video can be produced in a similar environment is a reminder of how far we have come.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
Duane Benson   5/17/2013 7:02:58 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm glad he modified the lyrics a bit to get rid of the part where he floats off into outer space, never to be heard from or seen again. But seriously, I think he did an awesome job. The space program should be about a lot of things. Of course science and technology are top of the list, but pain old inspiration is pretty important in my book too, and I find this quite inspirational. That inspiration is important on so many levels. It keeps young folks interested in science and technology - the things that will make life better for all of us, it reminds us that despite all of the machinery, bits and bytes, smog and strife, that we are all people - that we can keep some humanity in it all.

Stuart.Currie
User Rank
Rookie
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
Stuart.Currie   5/17/2013 6:33:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Don't feed the trolls.

Etmax
User Rank
Rookie
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
Etmax   5/16/2013 8:41:12 AM
NO RATINGS
Hmm I wonder if the comment about Bowie's permission was tongue in cheek? Given that beyond the 3 mile limit on a ship copyright law doesn't apply, I doubt it would apply outside the vertical 200km limit :-) I thought Cmdr Hatfield did a splendid job, not far of Bowie's, and as others have mentioned his other educational videos serve the task well of educating the masses as to exactly what space flight means for them.

Etmax
User Rank
Rookie
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
Etmax   5/16/2013 8:37:24 AM
NO RATINGS
See my reply above :-)

Etmax
User Rank
Rookie
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
Etmax   5/16/2013 8:35:55 AM
NO RATINGS
That would be considered slavery wouldn't it, 24 hours a day with no me time? If you consider that acceptable let me know, I will gladly employ you. I'm guessing we shouldn't let you go to the toilet or eat, you can do that when your contract's over :-)

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Slideshow: Astronaut sings Bowie in space
rick merritt   5/15/2013 11:07:05 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm glad he caught that guitar before it hit the wall! Rock on, astro man!

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
Funnily enough, just a few days ago as I pen these words, I was chatting with my wife (Gina the Gorgeous) when she informed me that -- as a kid -- she had never played at making a ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
20 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)