IT will be the soundtrack to his space mission. And now anyone can listen to it.
British astronaut Tim Peake, who grew up in Westbourne, has revealed the 117-song music playlist on Spotify that will soundtrack his forthcoming six-month stay on the International Space Station.
He says he’s already chosen the three songs he’ll be listening to as he makes the final checks to his Kazakhstan-built Soyuz rocket before tomorrow’s launch.
He opted for Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, U2’s Beautiful Day and Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars.
‘I love Queen and I think that song has just got so much energy and obviously fun lyrics to go with it,’ the astronaut told the Sunday Times. He has previously stated that in order to hear the music as it is piped into his cockpit, it will need to be ‘real loud’.
To listen to the playlist, go to https://player.spotify.com/user/europeanspaceagency/playlist/2GrHwkprdADGAtcGMnKaLa
The 117 songs include:
D’Yer Wanna be a Spaceman - Oasis
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Starlight - Muse
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Long Way Down - Tom Odell
Counting stars - OneRepublic
Satellite - Nickelback
So Far Away - Dire Straits
Surface of the Moon - Del Amitri
Down to Earth - Peter Gabriel