Totoro Theme in Space

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
On July 29th the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery woke to the theme music from My Neighbor Totoro. Preparing for his spacewalk that day, astronaut Soichi Noguchi (40) played a recording of his daughters singing "Sanpo" (Walk), the theme song to Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro. The recording was made at the Houston Japanese Language School and featured school girls, including Noguchi's daughters, singing the chorus.

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