Jun 6, 2011 1:33 PM

U2 dedicates "Beautiful Day" to Giffords at concert

SEATTLE - U2's Bono dedicated his performance of "Beautiful Day" at a concert in Seattle Saturday to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and her husband, Commander Mark Kelly delivered a message to the crowd from the International Space Station.

In the YouTube video, Bono dedicates one of injured Rep. Giffords' favorite songs to her, then says to the crowd: "Imagine a man looking down on us from 200 miles up. Looking down at our beautiful crowded planet... What would he say to us...? What is on your mind, Commander Kelly?"

Video showing Saturday's U2 concert in Seattle and Mark Kelly speaking to the crowd from the International Space Station. Video courtesy U2 and LiveNation via YouTube

Commander Kelly then appears on the video screen, speaking from the international Space Station. He holds up a serious of words that read "7 Billion - One Nation - Imagi Nation - It's a Beautiful Day."

The words remain suspended in zero-gravity as he paraphrases a line from David Bowie's "Space Oddity": "I'm looking forward to coming home. Tell my wife I love her very much... she knows."


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