I saw an interview on CNN American morning with a team of astronauts from the International Space Station. Crew member Cady Coleman stood out as not only the only woman, but the only person with hair, and her hair was flowing like Medusa’s head, suffering or enjoying the effects of zero gravity. But what stood out even more than the flowing hair was that she had recorded in space a flute duet with Ian Anderson of the band Jethro Tull, an iconic band many 40 somethings like me remember. Jethro Tull is now on another world tour which will feature the two performing the duet with Cady projected on a big screen from the International Space Station. Very cool, very cool indeed.
And an interesting contrast, the two, she with flowing hair and he with no hair at all. But I’ll have to say for a man who has been a rock star for 40 years, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull looks like he could perform for another 40. Rock on.
One last thought, I wonder if an Aqualung would be of any use in space?