Banjo Player and Mission Specialist, Steve Robinson
Believe it or not, the next Shuttle mission will send a banjo player into space. I mean, how monochordum mundi is that?
I wonder if he'll play us Well May the World Go (When I'm Far Away) from the launch pad. Anyway, check out NASA's official pre-flight interview with Steve Robinson:
I still want to be a musician and an artist someday when I grow up. I play music and I play guitar in a rock and roll band, and I play banjo and mandolin and bass and a pedal steel guitar.
Remember, in space no one can hear you scream "Yowza!"