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November 12, 2013
(15 Feb. 2013) --- NASA astronaut and amateur flutist Cady Coleman joined the Irish musical group The Chieftains on stage with the Houston Symphony during the band's 50th anniversary concert tour in Houston on Feb. 15. Also joining in from orbit, via a pre-recorded message, was Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is presently living 240 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station. A long-time fan of The Chieftains, Coleman carried the band's penny whistle and Irish flute with her during her 2010 station expedition. Joining Coleman for the stage performance were fellow astronaut Dan Burbank and other members of an informal group of players known as Bandella that Coleman and Hadfield perform with on Earth. Photo credit: NASA

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