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Emergency course: Prior to his DJ set, Parmitano received an emergency course on deck from the German DJ, Le Shuuk, real name Chris Stritzel, who previously participated in a zero gravity flight

Mr Worldwide: Italian astronaut becomes the first DJ to play a set from SPACE when his performance is streamed from ISS to clubbers on a Mediterranean cruise ship

  • The Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano is now the first DJ in an orbit this week
  • Played a set from the International Space Station to clubbers in the Mediterranean
  • He used music to connect cultures, the European Space Agency said
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The Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the first DJ in an orbit.

The unlikely performance comes after he played a set this week from the Columbus module at the International Space Station.

His performance was broadcast via satellite to a cruise ship of 3,000 clubbers in the Mediterranean.

According to the European Space Agency, 42-year-old music used & # 39; to connect cultures & # 39; and to illustrate the advances in space technology.

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Emergency course: Prior to his DJ set, Parmitano received an emergency course on deck from the German DJ, Le Shuuk, real name Chris Stritzel, who previously participated in a zero gravity flight

Emergency course: Prior to his DJ set, Parmitano received an emergency course on deck from the German DJ, Le Shuuk, real name Chris Stritzel, who previously participated in a zero gravity flight

WHEN did he REACH THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION?

Parmitano arrived at the International Space Station in July during his "Beyond" mission, as part of Expedition 60.

Luca and crew members, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and the Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, spent six hours in their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft to reach the ISS.

They were launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 20 and docked the next day at the station.

Prior to the show, organized by BigCityBeats, Parmitano received a crash course on the decks of the German DJ, Le Shuuk, real name Chris Stritzel.

He previously participated in a record-breaking ZeroG 2.0 flight, where he performed a DJ set in weightlessness alongside fifty celebrities and special guests.

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However, this is the very first time that an astronaut has played a DJ set in space.

Images from the event show that Parmitano plays songs while floating in the air weightlessly and literally.

In the meantime, the revelers can enjoy the music in real time while they party on earth.

Out of this world - literally: images from the event show that Parmitano plays songs while floating weightlessly and literally through the air

Out of this world - literally: images from the event show that Parmitano plays songs while floating weightlessly and literally through the air

Out of this world – literally: images from the event show that Parmitano plays songs while floating weightlessly and literally through the air

World first: according to the European Space Agency, 42-year-old music used & # 39; to connect cultures & # 39; and to illustrate the advances in space technology
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World first: according to the European Space Agency, 42-year-old music used & # 39; to connect cultures & # 39; and to illustrate the advances in space technology

World first: according to the European Space Agency, 42-year-old music used & # 39; to connect cultures & # 39; and to illustrate the advances in space technology

In the meantime, the revelers can enjoy the music in real time while they party on earth

In the meantime, the revelers can enjoy the music in real time while they party on earth

In the meantime, the revelers can enjoy the music in real time while they party on earth

Parmitano arrived at the International Space Station in July during his "Beyond" mission, as part of Expedition 60.

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Luca and crew members, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, spent six hours in their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft to reach the ISS.

They were launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 20 and docked in the station the next day.

In the coming six months, he will support more than 50 European experiments, as well as 200 international experiments.

These include studies into how aspects of the human body are influenced by micro gravity and how astronauts can control robots remotely during lunar research.

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION?

The international space station ISS is a scientific and technical laboratory of $ 100 billion (£ 80 billion) that runs 250 km above the earth.

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It has been permanently manned since November 2000 by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts.

Research on board the ISS often requires one or more of the unusual conditions in a low Earth orbit, such as low gravity or oxygen.

ISS studies have researched human subjects, space medicine, life sciences, natural sciences, astronomy and meteorology.

The US space agency Nasa spends around $ 3 billion (£ 2.4 billion) a year on the space station program, a funding level endorsed by the Trump government and the congress.

A commission from the US House of Representatives overseeing NASA has begun investigating whether the program should be extended beyond 2024.

Alternatively, the money could be used to accelerate planned human space initiatives to the moon and Mars.

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