Ian Anderson duet with Astronaut Cady Coleman

How much fun is this?

On April 12, 2011, Jethro Tull‘s Ian Anderson performed a duet with U.S. astronaut Catherine Coleman. Anderson was in Perm, Russia, while Coleman was orbiting 250 miles above Earth in the International Space Station. The song they performed was “Bouree,” Jethro Tull‘s reworking of the Johann Sebastian Bach composition “Bouree in E Minor,” which originally appeared on Stand Up. The duet was performed at a concert honoring the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin‘s first manned space flight in 1961. Of course, you can see it on YouTube. Here it is:


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