Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of Expedition 63, jammed out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” aboard the International Space Station.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center posted the video of Chris singing along to Travis’ 2000 hit on YouTube on Aug. 4, with the message: “From 250 miles above the Earth, Expedition 63 is aware of the hard times that exist in the neighborhoods of the world rotating below. Even amid the uncertainty & difficulties, we encourage everyone to be the best ‘crewmates’ & take care of each other. Cherish the people you love.”

After seeing the video, Travis posted his own message via Twitter, stating: “This is the closest I will ever get to actually being in space. I’m very honored to have my music being played on the International Space Station! Thanks so much!”

Expedition 63’s mission began on April 17, 2020, and will continue through October 2020.

Watch NASA’s video below.

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