Jingle Bells in space…

December 25, 2010

today I found out – that Jingle Bells was the first song sung in space:

On December 16, 1965, astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra on Gemini 6  sent the following message to Mission Control: “We have an object, looks like a satellite going from north to south, probably in polar orbit…  I see a command module and eight smaller modules in front.  The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit…”

The two then proceeded to sing the first ever song broadcast from space Jingle Bells, with a harmonica and bells accompanying, both of which they had secretly smuggled aboard.

Merry Christmas