Astronaut Chris Hadfield pens first original composition aboard the ISS

Commander Chris HadfieldLast week Canadian astronaut, and Commander of Expedition 35, Chris Hadfield wrote what is being called the first original song recorded on the International Space Station.

Back in August 2012, Astronaut Ron Garan (Expedition 28) sang the blues aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Watch it here.

Jewel In The Night


So bright, jewel in the night,

there lies the cradle we knew.

The home of, all that we love,

and all of our memories too.

It shall be our way, to wander away,

And take with us all that we know.

And never cease, this message of Peace,

From Bethlehem so long ago.

Find Commander Chris Hadfield on the web:



About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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