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NASA Commander Mark Kelly appears at U2360° in Seattle.

U2 delivered a surprise to the crowds at Quest Field, Seattle last night with a video message from Commander Mark E. Kelly.

Bono dedicated 'Beautiful Day' to Gabby Giffords, before asking, “Imagine a man looking down on us from 200 miles up. Looking down at our beautiful crowded planet… What would he say to us…? What is on your mind Commander Kelly?”



Commander Kelly, on a 16-day mission with the Endeavour crew, recorded the message aboard the International Space Station, “Hello Seattle… from the International Space Station.”
Before finishing on a line from David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' : “I’m looking forward to coming home. Tell my wife I love her very much… she knows.”

U2360° has worked with NASA and the International Space Station throughout this tour - having previously linked up with Belgian astronaut Commander Frank De Winne, Michael Barratt of NASA, Bob Thirsk of the Canadian Space Agency, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Gennady Padalka and Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency as well as Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte during his visit to the International Space Station.

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melserk
28 July, 2011
THANK YOU!
Thank you U2 for giving us a magical night of music in Philly! Our 9 year old son was awestruck with Commander Kelly and it was just the icing on the cake for a wonderful night! We look forward to your NEXT TOUR!!!!
u2e
10 July, 2011
See the...
Wishes for Gabby, Endeavour is beautiful, hoped for the astronauts flying the first night on May 16th for a joyful homecoming. U2 like space and astronauts.
musicabona
10 June, 2011
U2 take me to outer space
What a wonderful video!!! It is very moving to see how Commander Kelly lets the words of the line "It;s a beautiful day" float in his spaceship. U2;s connection with NASA is such a great contribution to the shows. The music of U2 always takes me "to that other place".
Yogic
09 June, 2011
I Love U2
Ok.... How cool is Mr Kelly via U2 beautiful? Ahhhhhh : ). Thank U U2 x 360
glennlump
09 June, 2011
Tell my Wife I love her...
He then said: "Tell my Wife I love her..." and after a slight pause said: "She knows"
alzumba
09 June, 2011
surprise
i hope to have a surprise like this in miami......exelent U2 people want this surprises
sandyainsw
08 June, 2011
It was fantastic!!
We traveled from Phoenix to see the show in Seattle. We love Gabby Giffords. It was an incredible day in Seattle and an incredible night at Qwest Field. I am sorry the tour is ending, this was our second time to see it but I would go again.
brody
06 June, 2011
emerald city beautiful
such a wonderful night i will never forget thank you bono edge larry adam thank you seattle the city i love!!!!!!!!
katie2518
06 June, 2011
Seattle was Wonderful !
The show was fantastic,the weather complied, a magical night indeed.
g_lew2108
06 June, 2011
First Time...
... And certainly not the last time I will see U2 live in concert. We spent an entire afternoon waiting in line meeting some of the most wonderful people to ensure inner circle status. It was spectacular. My girlfriend and I have mentioned that we are probably going to visit other stadiums in the future just to see them perform once again. Thank you U2 for coming to Seattle! Come back very soon!
MartyLara
06 June, 2011
U2 and Game #2
Great to see all the Canucks jerseys in the crowd. 12th show, it just never gets old. I Will Follow, All I Wants is You and the Go Canucks Go chant during Streets, beautiful night. Keep coming to the PNW boys, we will keep supporting you !!!!!!! And only Adam can pull off white pants like that.
deej
06 June, 2011
The ever AGAIN!
Every time I see U2 live I think they cannot possibly be any better. Then I see them again and find out I was wrong...always better. This night in Seattle was the best and I have seen them over 20 times in the past 20+ years! THANK YOU to each and every one of you!!
u2u4ic
05 June, 2011
THANK YOU U2!!
The setlist blew my mind!!! Thanks for pulling some songs out of the archives!! Great show, beautiful night and forever memories!
wyedinak
05 June, 2011
beautiful
I couldnt have wished for a more magical evening. This was the cherry on top. Thank you and much love
jhawker
05 June, 2011
AMAZING show last night!
Last night was my 7th time seeing U2 and I think it may have been the best time yet. Beautiful day and night! Thank you so much for sharing this gem for us to enjoy again.
bja5150
05 June, 2011
Seattle 360
All I can saying is that it was an AMAZING trip. I am glad I got to experience live. A truly special night.
dawnovox
05 June, 2011
National and Global Treasures
This was tremendously moving! U2 never let us down and never let us forget what really matters in this world. I loved this segment. U2 turned Commander Kelly into a performance artist. And I had to remind myself that the shuttle had already landed several days prior. Still praying and pulling for Congresswoman Gifford and Commander Kelly. They are national treasures. U2 are a global treasure.
Marleenie
05 June, 2011
Great Surprise, Thanks!
Using technology to connect hearts and minds is inspiring. Loved the way Kelly (the other Kelly) shared the message in words. Serene.
40one
05 June, 2011
Memorable Moment
It never ceases to amaze me how U2 continues to create emotional moments to remember like Beautiful Day. As soon as the song was over I told my best friend that was the highlight of the night. So cool and touching at the same time. Even better when I learned we were the first to experience that moment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35VAvTAFGzA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
marianosky
05 June, 2011
The best of the concert
This was really, really beautiful to see. I was glad I was there.
badgirl56
05 June, 2011
surprises......
ful of surprises this tour..still expecting Bowie to turn up somewhere.;-)
callonor2
05 June, 2011
Best show!
This was the best show in part to this moment! Thank you U2!
surrenders
05 June, 2011
Beautiful Day Indeed!
So happy Commander Kelly and the Endeavour crew arrived safely back on our beautiful and troubled planet, and God bless Gabby Gifford on her continued recovery. They have touched us and taken us to other places and none of us are hopeless cases :)
riverfloter
05 June, 2011
Getting Chills everytime I see and view
It was a special night in Seattle!! a city in all its glory, beauty and Love! And to be visited from outer space by Commander Kelly was a special benediction to a Beautiful Day. Thank you for all you are U2. It is a special opportunity to share a wonderful space of Love, Happiness and songs of Freedom with you. See you again soon!!! Shawn
buzz27
05 June, 2011
Touching
How very touching...my thoughts are with you and your wife Commander Kelly...God bless.
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