As reported by the BBC, the bagpipes were were specially made for Lindgren by Scottish company McCallum Bagpipes, and are composed of plastic so that they are easier to clean and weigh less than a regular set.


Lindgren’s bagpiping prowess marks the first appearance of the instrument in space. Just watch those tassels float in zero gravity and try to tell us this isn’t one of the best things you’ll see today.

[Kjell Lindgren on Twitter; BBC]