Astronaut uses iPad to DJ an out-of-the-world party

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DJ astronaut from ISS
DJ Astro Luca provided the tunes for a party while on the International Space Station.
Photo: BigCityBeats

A DJ providing music from an iPad is no big deal… unless he’s 250 miles above the Earth traveling at 17,000 miles an hour. That’s what astronaut Luca Parmitano did, casting music from the International Space Station.

Watch his set now:

Parmitano was using the djay app running on a tablet rather than the more traditional turntables because he was floating in micro-gravity during the performance.

“It was an incredible opportunity for all of us to make a dream come true,” said DJ Astro Luca. “This opportunity to combine science and music was a great experience. I hope that everyone now sees the world a little bit differently and enjoys life – just as we do this up here on the ISS.”

BigCityBeats worked with the European Space Agency (ESA) arrange this event, which was live-streamed to the World Club Dome Cruise near Ibiza.