Three astronauts from the International Space Station have released a breathtaking video showing a series of images of Earth captured from space, starting from a sunrise and ending with images of big cities. Everything is presented while the cover of a beautiful song is playing in the background. The touching song they have chosen is The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkel.
Seeing the wonders of the Solar System with The Sound of Silence in the background
The video starts with an image of the Sun rising beyond Earth, viewed from the International Space Station. Then, the shot zooms out, and captures a series of clouds just as they are forming. Then, an aurora borealis takes the place of the clouds, and the perspective starts zooming in again. The video ends with some bird’s eye shots of big cities, such as New York.
The astronauts who created the beautiful footage are Randy Bresnik from USA, Paolo Nespoli from Italy, and Sergei Ryazanski from Russia. This video was meant to present a new perspective on the deep feeling of loneliness evoked by space, and the feeling of being tiny and insignificant in front of the gaping abyss.
This is just another video evoking the loneliness astronauts feel in space
This was not the first time when researchers paired music with science. Another popular video showed an astronaut playing a song on his guitar while on the International Space Station. The astronaut, who is now retired, was Canadian Chris Hadfield, and he was playing David Bowie’s popular song Space Oddity.
The ballad presents the story of an astronaut condemned to loneliness as he’s floating around in the stratosphere. Hadfield was, indeed, in space when he filmed the cover. He was aboard the International Space Station and had his acoustic guitar with him.
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