NASA astronauts have done some rather entertaining things aboard the International Space Station -- fromaloud in honor of Towel Day to
But this looks to be the first time we've seen an astronaut play the bagpipes on the ISS.
"They're made of plastic -- they're just easier to keep clean and to make sure they're not contaminated," McCallum Bagpipes director Kenny MacLeod told the BBC. "They're also lighter."
So when Lindgren learned that research scientist Victor Hurst, his former NASA astronaut instructor, died unexpectedly in October at age 48, he wanted to do something special to honor his colleague while on the space station.
"He always had a quick smile, a kind word," Lindgren told the BBC. "I don't know if anyone was more enthusiastic and professional about being involved in human space flight."
Lindgren recorded a special ISS video this weekend of himself playing "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes to remember Hurst, ending with a sincere "God bless you, Victor."
Watch the video below.