Interstellar Peter Frampton Show

American astronaut Ron Garan phones in during Frampton's San Francisco show.

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It looks like everybody is a Peter Frampton fan, including NASA astronaut Ron Garan, who became part of the Grammy-winning artist’s show last Friday when he phoned in from outer space.

Yes, you heard right. Garen, who was introduced to Frampton by guitarist Davy Knowles (we have no idea how he knew the 24-year-old Brit musician, but that’s another story) and the two began an email friendship. An odd pairing, since Garan’s Wikipedia entry say that his recreational interests include running, football, coaching, and teaching Sunday School classes to children. No mention that the 51-year old was a Frampton devotee, or any mention of any rock music proclivities.

But no matter, on August 5 he became part of Frampton’s San Francisco show at the Warfield Theater when he called in from the International Space Station, really allowing Frampton’s show to come alive!

"It’s a moment I will never forget," the guitarist said afterward. This is what Garan had to say, taking to his Twitter account from Eight Miles High to retweet what the Johnson Space Center posted about the seminal moment:

Astro_Ron RT#From Space@NASA Johnson@Peter Frampton hooks up with the International Space Station!

To see for yourself, you can watch the footage of the historic moment:

As you probably know, Frampton is currently touring the US recreating his record-breaking multi-platinum album Frampton Comes Alive in a three-hour show. On Saturday, when the guitarist played Thunder Valley Casino and Resort near Sacramento, CA, Tesla's Brian Wheat and Frank Hannon were in the sold out crowd, hanging on the guitar legend's every note.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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