As thanks for enjoying his new album while in orbit, William Shatner recorded a special message for the crew of Expedition 30 aboard the International Space Station. Famous for his role as the brash captain of the USS Enterprise, Shatner sent up this short-but-sweet subspace packet earlier today.
“Seeking Major Tom”, Shatner’s 4th studio album, contains 20 space-related songs recorded by Shatner as well as many other artists, like Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and Peter Frampton. By pure coincidence it contains many favorites of the Expedition 30 crew and has hit the top of the low-Earth orbit charts.
The album was released in October 2011, just before the launch of André Kuipers, Oleg Kononenko and Don Pettit.
After all, what’s the final frontier without a little music to go with it?
“Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.”
– Captain James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon (Star Trek: The Original Series)
Video courtesy of William Shatner