KT Tunstall thanks astronaut who chose her song to play in space


KT Tunstall has thanked an astronaut in the International Space Station who chose the Scottish singer’s song as his favorite to listen to in space.

Thomas Pesquet, a French European Space Agency astronaut, tweeted the the Scottish artist’s song ‘Suddenly I See’ as his favorite of the day in the International Space Station.

The spaceman, who arrived at the station four days ago for the first time, tweeted the song to his 105,000 followers late last night.

His message read: “Got a whole different perspective on earth from up here! Song of the day: @KTTunstall – Suddenly I See”.


The Scottish singer was delighted her hit song had been played in space
The Scottish singer was delighted her hit song had been played in space


Tunstall, originally from St. Andrews, Fife, replied to astronaut over social media, saying that is was an “honour” and a “dream” to have her song chosen.

She said: “Wow! French astronaut Thomas Pesquet just tweeted ‘Suddenly I See’ from space!”

Tunstall continued: ” What an honour and a dream. Bon voyage Thomas!
Many of her fans were quick to reply to her Tweet and Facebook messages.
@Snagsy1980 said: “Bit of fife in space! The world is turning man”
@geeky_paul replied: “There’s no getting away from you even in space KT. Not that we’d want to! How cool.”

@Sophie-Mai said: “You’re literally out of this world. this is amazing! I have to think of “Crescent Moon” and “Universe & U”

The song, originally released in 2004 featured as the soundtrack for The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

This isn’t the first time one of Tunstall’s song have been used during space missions.

In 2007 her song Black Horse and the Cherry Tree was was used by mission control to to wake up the astronauts.

Previously the crew have been roused by ELO’s Mr Blue Sky.

Currently the 38 year-old French astronaut is on a six-month mission to the International Space Station which returns in May 2017.

He is the first French astronaut to visit the Space Station since ESA astronaut Léopold Eyrharts in 2008.

The station operates with an orbit altitude of between 205 and 270 miles (330 and 435 KM) moving at over 17,200 mph (27,600 km/h).

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