Astronaut discusses Elton John's 'Rocket Man'
Elton John and his Band will play the Odyssey Arena in Belfast three weeks from now on Thursday 7th June as the real-life Rocket men celebrate the anniversary of Elton's classic song.
Forty years ago, in 1972, Elton John's single Rocket Man was released around the world. In April, 2012, Elton was told that European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut André Kuipers had made a special point of playing Rocket Man over the airwaves of the International Space Station (ISS) on the song’s fortieth anniversary. André said, "This song has been an inspiration to many people who are interested in space, and especially those who wanted to become astronauts, including myself. It is certainly one of the most played songs here on the ISS, and we know it will accompany more astronauts into space in the future."
Story by John Balfe | 14:56 | Thursday 17th May 2012 | Music News
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