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Do Space Cowboys Ever Sing the Blues?

Specimen Notes from the Mini Museum: Astronaut Mix Tape

As you might imagine, listening to the music while preparing the Astronaut Mix Tape was very moving. We think the words of Commander Scott Kelly, mentioned above, are worth sharing here because they really took us back to the experience of working on this fascinating specimen.

"Music has touched cultures all over the world since the earliest times in human history. It has long been a meaningful staple in life. It is a huge part of my life back on Earth. But when living in a place isolated from the rest of the world like here aboard the International Space Station, it becomes more significant. I imagine music will be equally as important to future space travelers as we go further beyond our global sphere."

-NASA Astronaut and ISS Commander Scott Kelly

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