Love the Eastern Block angularism of this album cover. Of course, I'm a Space Cadet as well. The album features the original music composed by Penka Kouneva (the game PRINCE OF PERSIA: FORGOTTEN SANDS). THE WOMAN ASTRONAUT is an original concept album composed in cinematic orchestral-electronic style. The album has 14 tracks, broken into three acts about the life journey of an astronaut. http://www.penkakouneva.com/
Astronaut Ron McNair, who perished aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986, was a saxophone player. Prior to the mission, he collaborated with composer Jean Michel Jarre on a piece of music for Jarre’s upcoming album. The plan was for McNair to record a saxophone solo aboard the Challenger, which would have been the first original music ever recorded in space.
An astronaut and a rock singer recorded an original song together and released it Friday as the first duet of new music performed simultaneously in space and on the ground. A rocket launch and the beauty of planet Earth are the subjects of the song, performed in space by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, while accompanied by Canadian singer Ed Robertson of the band Barenaked Ladies, and others on Earth.