The first song to be performed in space was a Ukrainian folk song called “Watching the Sky and Thinking a Thought”. It was performed by Ukrainian cosmonaut Pavlo Popovych on 12 August 1962.

“Jingle Bells” became the first song to be played in space using a musical instrument. On 16 December 1965, it was played on a harmonica and bells by astronauts Wally Schirra and Thomas P. Stafford during NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight.