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Kraftwerk - Spacelab (In Actual Fucking Space)

The European Space Agency posted a video from last night in Stuttgart, where Kraftwerk played at the Jazz Open Festival. They were joined by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who performed with the quartet from the International Space Station! And he's doing it with an iPad running Lemur.

The video starts with Alexander speaking a lot of German, so I've advanced the embed to the music at 3:50.

Video Description:

On 20 July 2018 around 21:50 local time, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst welcomed the legendary electronic band Kraftwerk and 7500 visitors to the Jazz Open Festival on Stuttgart's Schlossplatz – live from the International Space Station, where he will live and work until mid-December 2018. During the call with space, Kraftwerk founding member Ralf Hütter and Alexander played a special duet version of the track Spacelab, for which Alexander had a tablet computer configured with virtual synthesizers on board. With thanks to Kraftwerk for sharing this video footage.

Copyright: Kraftwerk/ESA/JazzOpen - Sitara Schmitz

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Reader Comments 5

lol I wonder how much latency they had
July 21, 2018  | person_outline Max
Stupid audience didn’t recognize the close encounter of the 3rd kind intro
July 21, 2018  | person_outline Max
BTW he is wearing a very lovely captain future shirt
July 21, 2018  | person_outline Max
July 24, 2018  | person_outline claude
Thanks for that, Claude!
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