Scott Kelly recently shattered the record for most days in space by a U.S. astronaut.
It’s pretty quiet and lonely up on the International Space Station where NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is in the middle of a year-long mission, but he had a Spotify Playlist to keep him company — and he’s released the list.
Kelly made headlines by clocking his 383rd day in space stretched over four missions, a new record for U.S. astronauts. And he has a lot longer to go, as his current mission doesn’t end until March. On October 29th, he’ll break another record by spending his 216th consecutive day in space, which would be the most for any U.S. astronauts.
Kelly notes that it can get pretty lonely up there by yourself in space in cramped quarters, and a year can seem like an eternity to never be able to venture outside or see anybody up close, according to a Business Insider report.
So, he turns to music.
Kelly has a 28-song playlist that he’s hand selected, and they span a lot of genres. Still, as the report notes, there’s a wistful theme to all of them. Here they all are, in order:
Stay — Jasmine Thompson
Lose Yourself — Eminem
Feel This Moment — Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
Speed of Sound — Coldplay
These Are Days — 10,000 Maniacs
Hazy Shade of Winter — The Bangles
Chasing Cars — Snow Patrol
Fire And Rain — James Taylor
Imagine — John Lennon
Lights — Ellie Goulding
Black — Pearl Jam
Dark Horse — Katy Perry and Juicy J
In Your Eyes — Peter Gabriel
Just Like Heaven — The Cure
Wish You Were Here — Pink Floyd
Leader of The Band — Dan Fogelberg
Babylon — David Grey
Hotel California — Eagles
Adagio for Strings — Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, and the New York Philharmonic
The Promise — Michael Nyman
Sunrise — Norah Jones
A Thousand Years — Christina Perri
Landslide — Fleetwood Mac
Wide Open Spaces — Dixie Chicks
Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) — Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
Brand New Day — Sting
Kryptonite — 3 Doors Down
Thunder Road — Bruce Springsteen
On Oct. 16, NASA released a statement congratulating Kelly for breaking the record.
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