Post Malone's Earth Day Contact With The International Space Station
Post Malone's Earth day contact with the International Space Station. Musician Austin "Post Malone" Post, known for his distinctive facial tattoos, recently had the rare opportunity to converse with NASA astronauts who are currently stationed on the International Space Station.
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Post Malone's Earth day contact with the International Space Station. Musician Austin "Post Malone" Post, known for his distinctive facial tattoos, recently had the rare opportunity to converse with NASA astronauts who are currently stationed on the International Space Station. The resulting four-minute video, shared by NASA on YouTube on Thursday, had a mixed reception.
While intended to commemorate Earth Day, which falls on April 22, the interview did not offer much new insight into life on board the ISS. When Post Malone established contact with Crew-6 astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg, he introduced himself using his legal name, Austin.
The exchange was as uncomfortable as one might expect, considering the vastly different backgrounds of the multi-platinum-selling artist and the NASA astronauts. It is hard to find common ground between the two professions.
Post Malone, also known as "Posty," expressed his excitement and admiration when NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg referred to the occasion as a "real treat." "That's really, really awesome," Post Malone exclaimed, before adding, "I can only imagine that you guys up there have the most incredible view in the entire universe."
During the conversation, the two NASA astronauts shared their experience of watching thunderstorms from hundreds of miles above the Earth's surface while orbiting the planet at a speed of 17,500 mph. They also marveled at the lack of visible borders between countries and the delicate nature of the Earth's atmosphere. These are the kind of topics one would anticipate astronauts discussing, while Post Malone attentively listened in.
Post Malone Calls NASA Astronauts in Space for Earth Day
During the video call, Post Malone inquired about Crew-6 astronaut Woody Hoburg's first impressions of life in space, as he was on his first trip to the space station. Hoburg explained that before coming to space, he was told about two things he would notice: the lack of visible borders between countries and the thinness of the atmosphere. Both of these observations were stunningly accurate from his vantage point on the ISS.
Post Malone then prompted Hoburg to reflect on Earth Day and the planet we call home. In response, the young astronaut described Earth as a special place, likening it to a camping trip where one witnesses breathtaking scenery but ultimately yearns to return home. From his view on the ISS, he emphasized the incredible horizon and the vast blue planet, expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to experience it firsthand.
The Earth Day tie-in in the conversation felt somewhat underwhelming, with Bowen and Hoburg expressing their appreciation for the planet, calling it incredible and special. Despite the lackluster connection to the occasion, the two astronauts remained gracious and encouraging towards Post Malone, commending him for his participation and wishing him and his fans well. Hoburg even praised Malone for doing an "awesome job" during the interview.