Fan of the group Gold from a young age, Thomas Pesquet has chosen the play-list that will punctuate his next Alpha mission : “Closer to the stars”, “Abandoned captain”, “Calicoba” or “City of light” will punctuate the working days of the ISS crew.
An incredible phone call!
Alain Llorca, the historic bassist of the group “Gold” who now lives on the Bassin d’Arcachon believed it was a hoax when her phone rang on March 2 at lunchtime. At the other end of the line, the director of human space flights at ESA, the European Space Agency, Simonetta di Pippo, told her the incredible news … Thomas Pesquet will ship all Gold albums for the Alpha mission. The group’s hits will be broadcast every day aboard the ISS and will punctuate the astronauts’ days from sunrise to sunset. It will even be the only music authorized on board the station during this historic six-month mission.
Closer to the stars!
Alain Llorca specifies that all Gold’s hits were also re-recorded in Russian, in order to allow cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Skvertchkov, already present on board the ISS, to grasp the deep meaning of the songs. The musician even met Thomas Pesquet in mid-March, who gave him translations of the lyrics of all their hits, performed by performers from the City of Stars in Moscow. Allain Llorca then locked himself in his personal studio on the Bassin d’Arcachon and put together the recordings of these Russian versions in record time. There is no doubt that with this beautiful nightclub on board, Thomas Pesquet and his teammates will feel “Closer to the stars”!
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