Jim Gilliland is the only Flute maker to have a flute played in outer space.
A black River Cane Flute that was carried aboard Shuttle Flight STS-113 in 2002 and played on the International Space Station by Former NASA Astronaut, Commander USN (retired) John B. Herrington. John played Amazing Grace on the flute. John donated the flute to the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
Cane Flue and Eagle Feather that flew on STS 113 in 2002