Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the first person to have a DJ set in space.
Luca’s set lasted between 15 and 20 minutes and broadcasted live an on music cruise in Ibiza opening the party. Around 3,000 people had attended the event.
Luca trained to mix with Le Shuuk, a German DJ who selected several pieces that will be available to the astronaut for his set. The ESA astronaut was mixing tracks and beats using a tablet on which he has downloaded a special program.
“By participating in this concert, ESA will reach a whole community of young people, most of whom will not take the step of taking an interest in space on their own. So space will come to them in Ibiza”, said French astronaut Jean-François Clervoy, who also attended the event.
Luca carried out a set onboard the International Space Station on Tuesday night, which was streamed to a cruise ship of clubbers in the Mediterranean sea.