Soundtrack to Tim Peake’s space mission

Tim Peake
Tim Peake

It will be the soundtrack to his space mission. And now anyone can listen to it.

Chichester astronaut Tim Peake 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

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