U2 And NASA Create Video To Celebrate Collaboration

WASHINGTON -- NASA and U2 released a commemorative video highlighting a year's worth of collaboration in space and on the Irish rock band's 360 Degree tour.

U2 approached NASA in 2009 with an idea to include a dialogue between
the band and the crew of the International Space Station during U2's
world tour. The astronauts of Expedition 20, the crew then living
aboard the space station, agreed to participate and spoke with U2
several times before recording a video segment the band incorporated into its concerts.

The space station crew members were Michael Barratt of NASA, Frank De
Winne of the European Space Agency, Bob Thirsk of the Canadian Space
Agency, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and
Gennady Padalka and Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency.

"Working with U2 is atypical for NASA," said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's
associate administrator for Space Operations. "By combining their
world tour with the space station's out-of-this-world mission, more
people -- and different people than our normal target audiences --
learned about the International Space Station and the important work
we are doing in orbit."

Speaking onstage in Houston last year, Bono said, "These are the very
best people in the world -- dedicated to figuring how our little
planet exists in this cosmos we call home." De Winne, and Romanenko
attended U2's performance in Moscow on Wednesday and met with the
band before the show.

U2.com created the video and presented it to NASA to document the
collaboration between the band and the space agency.

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