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Being in Space No Excuse for Astronauts Not to File Taxes

Did you file your taxes yet? No? Got a good excuse – like being in space? Not good enough for the IRS: astronauts orbiting Earth in the International Space Station have to file taxes just like everybody else! As it turns out, being 220 miles (354 kilometers) above the planet is no excuse to file late. [...]

Earth and Space Flute Duet

(YouTube link) Last week we met Cady Coleman, who is both a musician and an astronaut. Here she is performing the first ever space-earth musical duet with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Coleman is aboard the International Space Station, while Anderson is somewhere on earth. -Thanks, özi!

Music that’s Out of this World

(YouTube link) Have you ever wondered what astronauts do in their free time? Cady Coleman {wiki} is a scientist, flautist, and an astronaut, currently aboard the International Space Station. In this video, she gives us the short version of what it’s like to play music in space. -via Geeks Are Sexy

Christmas Greeting from Space

(YouTube link) NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Cady Coleman along with Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency send a holiday message from the International Space Station (ISS). -via Metafilter