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McCartney live space broadcast

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:28 am
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Sir Paul McCartney is poised to become the first musician to broadcast live music to an audience in space.
He will play the Beatles song Good Day Sunshine to the two crew members of the international space station, shortly before 0600 GMT on Sunday.

The link-up from his California concert will be a wake-up call for the pair, who will be 220 miles above Earth.

Sir Paul said he decided to make the broadcast after Nasa used the song to wake the Space Shuttle Discovery crew.

Read more at BBC.co.uk

UPDATE:

Sir Paul McCartney has become the first musician to broadcast live music to an audience in space.

The former Beatles member treated two astronauts at the international space station to a live wake-up call with the Beatles song Good Day Sunshine.

The performance was broadcast to the crew, 220 miles (354km) above Earth, from a concert in California.

Sir Paul said he decided to make the broadcast after Nasa used the song to wake the Space Shuttle Discovery crew.

Sir Paul told his official website he was “extremely proud” to hear how the track had been used to let the Shuttle crew know the weather was good enough for an Earth landing.

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