Aug
27
2010

U2 and NASA Create Video To Celebrate Collaboration

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27 August 2010
U2 and NASA Create Video To Celebrate Collaboration
NASA and U2 have released a commemorative video clip - highlighting a year's worth of collaboration both in space and the U2360° Tour.

U2 approached NASA with an idea to include a dialogue between themselves and the crew of the International Space Station in the U2360° show.  NASA astronauts spoke with U2 several times before recording a video segment that U2 incorporated into their concert.

The Expedition crew members include; NASA astronaut Mike Barratt, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Bob Thirsk, European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Roman Romanenko.

Commander Frank De Winne, and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko attended the U2 show in Moscow on August 25 and met with the band before the show. Speaking onstage in Houston last year Bono said, 'These are the very best people in the world - dedicated to figuring how our little planet exists in this cosmos we call home.'

'Working with U2 is atypical for NASA,' said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for Space Operations. 'By combining their world tour with the space station's out-of-this-world mission, more people - and different people than our normal target audiences - learned about the International Space Station and the important work we are doing in orbit.'

U2.com created the video clip and presented it to NASA so as to document the collaboration between the band and the space agency.

More information about the station.

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Collaborations, Home, Tours, U2 360° Tour, U2 360° Tour 2010
20  Comments
solange_okuyama - 25 January, 2011
fantastic!
Wonderful our house from the space! Thanks for this video!!
solange_okuyama - 25 January, 2011
my home
wonderful these video!!
EdManDude - 21 September, 2010
Cool, very cool!
Cool, very cool!
mylauvi - 17 September, 2010
Impresionante
Argentina los espera!!!!
andiva - 17 September, 2010
also spechless
thankyou!
jamisonrc - 17 September, 2010
Awesome!
I was wavering between laughing and crying while watching this inspiring video. Bono is right, space offers so many possibilities. Post this on YouTube so more people see it . . .
Marleenie - 17 September, 2010
Love this video...
A "man may dream one day to fly," but it''s the blonde chicks that get to be called the "space cadets". :)
hapy - 08 September, 2010
speechless
Thank you very much for posting this inspiring video. I believe in a spaceship all members will independently agree that it is true that the sky is blue. However, at some places on planet earth it possibly takes some labor to educate the majority that the sky is blue.
musicabona - 03 September, 2010
That other place
Thank you very much for this amazing and long video! It is great that U2 included their conversations with the crew from the space station in their 360 show. This outstanding connection is very suitable for the futuristic character of U2;s "spaceship". Seeing those wonderful images of space and listening to the music of U2 is very moving and our planet Earth looks so beautiful and fragile. When I hear the crew talk I feel that they really care about our world. This video truly takes me "to that other place"!
macmango - 31 August, 2010
possibilities
So much purpose has been sought after and achieved during the current tour. Don't stop, keep the focus.
cnoort - 30 August, 2010
real SPACE ODITY
What a great movie. I enjoyed it a lot. Nice to see and hear bits and peaces of the tour 2009 and 2010 up till now. Let's save more energy in our homes and business and make a lot of energy with this fantastic music of you U2-guys
collectoraholic - 30 August, 2010
BRILLIANT!
With NASA in my backyard and seeing clips from the Houston show that I attended, this hits very close to home. Thanks for connecting the world of music to the world of space exploration. There couldn't be a more perfect combination. Bravo on such a beautiful video and thanks for sharing it with the world! Cheers from the Johnson Space Center area of TX! ~Terri
- 30 August, 2010
U2
Класс!!!Супер!!!Огромное спасибо за концерт в Москве!!!
pepette - 28 August, 2010
14:30mn of pure pleasure!!!
I just wanna say BRAVO such a beautiful movie. Superbe images and souvenir from last year tour and really good choise for the songs THANK YOU U2.com ;)
- 28 August, 2010
Great Planet within great people ...arti
Sincerely Yours!
mokmok - 28 August, 2010
Very exciting
very beautiful and exciting video! we must learn to see the world as something fragile. Mauro from Modena (Italy)
wiseblood - 27 August, 2010
fragile planet
This reminds me of the lyrics to an old Tubes song. "Space Baby, you got no planet. Got no home to give a name, no air to breath, but just the same, I dig my atmosphere machine. Space Baby, you been so far. Unknown face on an unknown star. The time is now. My lifes begun. I'm burnin' green like a rhomboid sun. I've never seen a flower grow." Space, baby!
bluedogau - 27 August, 2010
many thanks
One BIG THANKU2 to the bands PARENTS and a special THANKU2 to the Drummer for writting the ADD looking for musos..CHEERS aliens@y7mail.com
scout6 - 27 August, 2010
FANTASTIC!
I enjoyed that video AND, the whole concept behind the 360 show and staging now makes more sense to me. I can't wait for 2011.
Redhead11 - 27 August, 2010
Next Step!
Next step U2. Be the first band to rock the world from space. go rock out on the moon
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