You know you’re a supergroup when you get messages from outa-space. British astronaut Tim Peake sent a message to the band Muse from his spacecraft hailing Muse’s 2006 single “Starlight”.
Muse reached out to Peake and asked him to play “Starlight” during his stint on the International Space Staton via the band’s Twitter page. Obviously, the band wanted to know was how the song sounded like in space. Tim Peake tweeted the band back and proclaimed, “Sounded great on Earth, but even better in orbit!”
It seems Tim is quite the music fan. During the astronaut’s launch last month he also played Queen‘s “Don’t Stop Me Now”, U2’s “Beautiful Day” and Coldplay’s “A Sky Full Of Stars” as he made his way to the space station.
With Peake expected to spend six months aboard the International Space Station, he’s going to have a lot of time to get through his music library. Tim is also the first English astronaut to be launched into space since fellow Brit Helen Sharman spent a week on the Soviet space station Mir in May 1991.
As we’ve reported before here at RMW, rumors are rife that Muse is set for this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The band is tipped to be the headlining act for the Saturday night slot, while Coldplay and Foo Fighters are rumored to be the other two headlining acts for Friday and Sunday night.
Check out “Starlight below.