Three Facts about Astronaut Drew Feustel
Every other Friday, we bring you a special post on the blog discussing three facts about astronauts. Earlier this month, we focused on Drew Feustel.
Across his three spaceflights, he has logged 226 total days in space. If you think that’s impressive, look at his spacewalking stats! Feustel has conducted 9 spacewalks in his career so far, logging a total of 61 hours and 48 minutes of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) time, which is the third longest amount of EVA time in the world, and the second among U.S. astronauts.
There’s no doubt that Feustel has been a part of some pretty cool (and important) missions in his career, so we’ve gathered some fun highlights from his time in space that you might not have known about!
1) He recorded a music video from space
You’ve probably watched tons of music videos. But, have you ever watched a music video made in space?
During his most recent mission, while living in space aboard the ISS, Expedition 56 commander Feustel recorded a music video from space with the help of the lead bassist from one of his favorite bands, a Canadian group known as The Tragically Hip.
According to Michigan Radio, Feustel sang a version of the song, “All Around the World,” which is written by The Tragically Hip’s Gord Sinclair. Feustel performed the first space music video from one of the most popular spots aboard the ISS, the Cupola, while he serenaded earthlings from a rocket man’s point of view.