In the dance world, his name is unknown — but all that is about to change as Luca Parmitano is soon to play the first DJ set live from space!

The ESA astronaut is set to depart Earth for a special music mission on July 20th, with the performance set for August 13th. European Astronaut Corps will present the first DJ set in space, live from the International Space Station.

According to DJ Mag, Parmitano’s DJ training coordinated by BigCityBeats and German DJ Le Shuuk is quite intensive, heavily focused on both DJing and production to ready him for his set. He’s learning from the best, as Le Shuuk previously took part in BigCityBeats’ Zero Gravity excursion.

As for the space debut, the live set will be steamed via satellite for those in attendance at BigCityBeats’ WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition. The luxury cruise will host 3,000 revelers as they voyage across the Mediterranean Sea in style — and the music they hear will truly be out-of-this world.

NASA also recently called on music fans to help curate a spaceflight playlist to soundtrack the next trip to the moon. More about #MoonTunes here.

Music is the mission.

Source: DJ Mag