Space explorer drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays two part harmony from space

Kraftwerk fans are accustomed to hearing extraordinary tunes, yet the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.

Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency demonstrates German space traveler Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live execution from the International Space Station.

Utilizing a tablet PC with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a two part harmony of Kraftwerk’s 1978 tune “Spacelab” with the band Friday night to cheers from the group of onlookers.

He’s not the main space performer. Canadian space traveler Chris Hadfield recorded a front of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and played a two part harmony with the Barenaked Ladies while 400 kilometers (250 miles) over the Earth in 2013.

American space traveler Ron McNair intended to play saxophone from circle with Jean Michel Jarre in 1986 however passed on in the Challenger disaster.

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