When Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield was as far from home as a human can get, he used SoundCloud to share the sounds of the International Space Station and connect with everyone back on Earth.
Now back on earth, Colonel Hadfield was gracious enough to take some time out of his busy retirement to answers a few questions for us. Hear him talk further about the noisiest and quietest places on the space station, what landing back on earth was like, and how he was able to get a guitar into space:
“So much of what we know and what we think and what we feel and what we remember is affiliated with how it all sounded,” Hadfield says. We couldn’t agree more.
You can hear some of the sounds the Colonel recorded in space in the below set:
BuzzFeed is one of the most prolific creators and distributors of content on the internet. From must-read lists like 25 People Having a Worse Day Than You At The Airport, to original journalism spanning everything from documenting unrest in Egypt, to analyzing the demise of Google Reader, BuzzFeed’s scope is vast.
BuzzFeed also produces a huge amount of original video. We recently noticed one that had been soundtracked with a Creative Commons licensed song from a SoundCloud creator:
We’re always interested in learning about new ways that creators’ sounds are being discovered and distributed via SoundCloud, whether through novel uses of our widget, our integrations with Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Google +, or other means. So we were psyched to discover that content producers over at BuzzFeed are active users of SoundCloud, sourcing music for the soundtracks of their videos.
How can you get in on the action? Keep an eye and ear out here and on our Twitter and Tumblr. In the coming weeks, we’ll be further exploring the BuzzFeed + SoundCloud connection: looking at what a Creative Commons license means, profiling SoundCloud community members who have had their songs featured in a BuzzFeed video, and launching a new, BuzzFeed-related group.