Portland, Oregon, USA-based band Pink Martini have sent in a fantastic video greeting for the entire ISS crew and especially ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, from Italy, and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Kaleri as they get ready for the 24 February 2011 docking of ATV Johannes Kepler.
Lead singer China Forbes sends the group’s best wishes and she’s dedicated one of their favourite tracks, Dosvedanya Mio Bombino” – a song about Russia and Italy – to the two astronauts in space.
We’ve mashed up her greeting with some recent ISS and ATV footage – including actual video of ATV docking – which we hope you’ll enjoy.
Thanks, China, and thanks to everyone at Pink Martini for your support and encouragement!
Music & lyrics COPYRIGHT (C) Pink Martini – Used with permission.