“Adastra, Vangelis” NASA tweeted hours after the news that internationally recognized Greek composer and musician Vangelis had died.
In the “To the Stars” farewell, NASA emphasized the scores that musicians composed for their expedition to the Jupiter mission.
Ad astra, Vangelis.
— NASA (@NASA) May 19, 2022
On November 7, 1995, the International Astronomical Union’s Asteroid Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysics named the small asteroid, Asteroid 6354, after a world-famous composer who was always fascinated by space.
6354 Vangelis – Discovered in 1934 – is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun, primarily between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
It is 247 million kilometers away from the sun.
Nearby is a small planet named in honor of the composers Beethoven, Mozart and Bach in the sense of the universe.
https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2022/05/20/vangelis-ad-astra-to-the-stars-space-agencies-tribute-nasa-asteroid/ Space Agency pays homage to the great Greek composer