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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

KEYBOARD ICON RICK WAKEMAN AND LEGENDARY ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD PAY TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN HAWKING AND DAVID BOWIE AT STARMUS FESTIVAL 2016; VIDEO


In a rare meeting of the minds, keyboard icon Rick Wakeman and legendary astronaut Chris Hadfield paid tribute to Stephen Hawking at the Starmus Festival in Tenerife, Spain on July 1st. The two legends performed a moving tribute to David Bowie with their rendition of his classic song “Space Oddity” (video below).
The Starmus Festival was born with the aim of making the most universal science and art accessible to the public. Traditionally the perfect symbiosis between astronomy, art and music, Starmus 2016 brought together not only the brightest minds from these areas but many others besides, as we debate the future of humanity with scientists, business people at the cutting edge, and celebrities of all kinds.
Chris Austin Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.
Commander Hadfield originally performed a cover Bowie's “Space Oddity” on board the International Space Station in 2013. He posted the video on the internet which immediately became a global sensation, being the first ever music video performed in space.

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