Astronauts Lip Synch to Travis Tritt’s “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” in Zero-G
They say any day you're above ground is a good day. Days must be great when you're 250 miles above the ground. Just ask Commander Chris Cassidy and the crew aboard the International Space Station.
Cassidy and the ISS crew recently released an awesome lip synch video of Travis Tritt's "It's a Great Day to Be Alive". The music is accompanied by footage and stills of astronauts goofing off in zero-G, working on their research projects, and even going on space walks, along with gorgeous footage of our planet from orbit.
I think the song-setting combo works because seeing Earth from the perspective of space reminds us that our world is smaller than we think, and all the things we allow to divide us and alienate us from each other are so small and petty compared to the vast workings of the cosmos. The vantage point of space also shows a world that's still turning and still a thing of beauty, even as we ride out a pandemic, work to right wrongs, and learn to take better care of ourselves and each other.
"From 250 miles above the Earth, Expedition 63 is very much aware of the hard times which exist in the neighborhoods of the world rotating below," Cassidy wrote for the video's description. "Even amid the uncertainty and difficulties of battling through these challenging times, we encourage everyone to be the best “crewmates” & take care of each other. Cherish the people you love."
In case you're wondering, Travis Tritt has seen the video and is thrilled about it.
“This is the closest I will ever get to actually being in space," he said. "I’m very honored to have my music being played on the International Space Station!”
Check out the video below and keep the astronauts above in your prayers. They've been up there since April, and they'll be orbiting the Pale Blue Dot until their mission ends this October.