Astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, has recorded a track written and performed in space and beamed it back to Earth via YouTube and Soundcloud.

The song, Jewel in the Night, is essentially about the view of Earth from the ISS. It isn't top of our favourite Christmas tracks list, but it's sweet enough all the same.

What is particularly interesting about the song is the background noise of the fans on the ISS. Digging through Hadfield's soundcloud account, it looks like he has recorded background audio samples of the ISS. It doesn't sound quiet at all, as you might expect space to be.

Chris Hadfield is fairly prolific on the social media front for someone stuck up in space. His Twitter account features plenty of pics from the internal goings-on of the ISS and he has even done "ask me anything" sessions on Reddit.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.