WORLD’S FIRST MESSAGE DELIVERED FROM OUTER SPACE TO THE ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC COMMUNITY OF BIGCITYBEATS
ARMIN VAN BUUREN, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, STEVE AOKI AND TIMMY TRUMPET INTERACT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
ESA astronaut and Commander of the ISS, Alexander Gerst – “I’m a big fan of electronic music. Welcome to all the new Space Fans. It’s great to see the messages of support for space coming from the world’s top DJs making us see the future with a visionary spirit. Many thanks for coming together and for organising this inspiring event. It is my dream that one day, every human can once in their life see our beautiful planet from Space. Let’s all work together to make this dream come true.” (See full video here)
ESA astronaut Frank de Winne (Head of ESA’s European Astronaut Centre) noted on the WCD & ESA collaboration: “I would like to thank all the top DJs and WORLD CLUB DOME for bringing the message of Space to such a large community. Thank you very much and welcome to all the new space fans and of course the entire electronic music community. See you in space!”
The dance music community of BigCityBeats has more than half a million followers. With the World Club Dome Zero Gravity club project this year, Bernd Breiter already proved that science and entertainment can be brought together in a way that is mutually beneficial. More than a billion media impressions were generated worldwide during the 2018 Zero Gravity event where the first-ever club was built into weightlessness, which saw DJs Steve Aoki and W&W DJ in zero gravity on a specially converted A310 aircraft used to train astronauts. The Zero-G flight took parabolic maneuvers achieving more than 5 minutes of weightlessness, dropping 50 lucky people and the star DJs into a Zero-Gravity environment.
“It will be interesting to see what the year 2019 has to offer… because there will be so much more than just messages from space. Along with the announcement of the “Space Edition” theme for the flagship 2019 edition of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME in Frankfurt next year, people can expect the ESA & BigCityBeats collaboration to test the boundaries of what’s possible with a dance music event.” – Bernd Breiter, CEO of BigCityBeats.
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