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A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE! ASTRONAUT REUNITED WITH SAXOPHONE IN SPACE

A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE! ASTRONAUT REUNITED WITH SAXOPHONE IN SPACE Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, a flight engineer on the International Space Station, and a music aficionado, received a surprise birthday gift from his crewmates last month — his beloved old saxophone. Pesquet hoped to bring it along when he launched to the space station on Nov. 17, but to his dismay, the instrument did not make it onto the flight. NASA decided to surprise him by sending it up with a cargo flight. The saxophone arrived on SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft on Feb. 23, and Pesquet's crewmembers hid it until his 39th birthday on Feb. 27.   More



(Source: Space.com - Mar 15)

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