The Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano acted as a DJ from the international space station ISS. His work could be heard aboard a cruise ship off the Spanish island of Ibiza, reports the European space agency ESA.
Parmitano played in front of an audience of around three thousand people. He seems to have assured himself of a place in music history. It was the first time a DJ had performed from the ISS or from space, the space agency said in a statement.
The spaceman was helped by his German mentor, DJ Le Shuuk. He would have explained to the Italian how to mix tracks. “Le Shuuk made a personal playlist that Luca could take to the station and made specialized DJ software available. It was put on the astronaut tablets in space.”
According to ESA, the performance of the astronaut also had an educational touch. Parmitano is said to have talked to his audience from space about his mission.