Martin ukulele set for space in first-ever all-civilian astronaut SpaceX expedition

Martin ukulele and Chris Sembroski
(Image credit: Martin Guitar / SpaceX)

Where is the craziest place you’ve played a ukulele? Whatever your answer is, it will have to be something seriously impressive to beat this effort from astronaut Chris Sembroski, who is about to take a Martin uke to space with him for what promises to be an out-of-this-world performance.

Sembroski is set to take part in SpaceX’s three-day Inspiration4 expedition – the first-ever private all-civilian mission to orbit the Earth – which aims to raise $200 million in funds for St. Jude Children’s research hospital.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.