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https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/astronaut-scott-kelly-on-coldplay-1508251063

 

 

 

Oct. 17, 2017 10:37 a.m. ET

Scott Kelly, 53, is a retired astronaut and veteran of four space flights, including a yearlong mission aboard theInternational Space Station. He is the author of the memoir “Endurance” (Knopf). He spoke with Marc Myers.

Ever since NASA’s Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, we depend on the Russians to launch us into space. On my final mission to the International Space Station in March 2015, we took off from Kazakhstan and returned there a year later. Coldplay’s “Speed of Sound” was with me.

 

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I first heard “Speed of Sound” when it came out on Coldplay’s 2005 album, “X&Y.” The song spoke to me of space exploration and discovery. I began taking the song on missions in 2007, when I commanded the Endeavour Space Shuttle flight to the station. NASA provided the crew with iPods and favorite songs, though they were afraid we’d crank up the volume and damage our hearing.

“Speed of Sound” opens with a piano and synthesizer playing a riff that’s repeated throughout the song. Then the drums kick in and Chris Martin launches into his vocal. “Look up, I look up at night / Planets are moving at the speed of light.” The chorus puts flight and space in perspective: “All that noise, and all that sound / All those places I have found / And birds go flying at the speed of sound / To show you how it all began.”

 

On Saturdays, during my yearlong mission aboard the station in 2015, I’d get up early, go up into the station’s cupola—the seven-window observatory—and open the debris shutters. There, I’d listen to my iPod and look out at Earth. “Speed of Sound” combined the feeling of being weightless with motion and velocity. We were traveling at 17,500 mph, orbiting every 90 minutes.

From space, Earth’s color is the most beautiful blue you’ve ever seen. You don’t see political borders, just shapes of continents. Everyone appears to be part of the same country. The pollution over Asia is obvious. So is the devastation that loggers have done to Brazil’s rainforest. You get a sense that the planet needs protecting.

I retired from NASA in April 2016. Now, when I hear “Speed of Sound,” it takes me back to those days at the station—the teamwork and the challenge of doing something really complicated and risky. I miss space.

 

 

 

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Great find, but can anyone access the full version of the article ? Seems locked behind a paywall.

I've edited it. In the spoiler I've copied the article wich I don't know how I was able to read it :D

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I've edited it. In the spoiler I've copied the article wich I don't know how I was able to read it :D

Great, thanks ! And yes, Speed of Sound (like many other songs from the X&Y Era) does convey this sense of wonder about the universe. The perfect song (and album) to listen to in outer space.

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A compilation of Guy's vocals based on the Tokyo 2009 audio of Guy's monitor feed recently uploaded by @jossec (https://www.coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/2009-02-11-saitama-super-arena-saitama-japan.110592/)

 

 

Omg finally. But how did someone obtain this audio? It's just really strange to hear but kinda cool. He isn't bad but honestly I can see why Chris does the singing lol. He kinda bounces around with his tone quality. Reminds me of my singing :/

And I can hear the actual backing vocals of Chinese sleep chant.

Does Jonny have one of these?

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Can we talk about the elephant in the room:

This forum has been more dead than alive over the last few weeks. WHERE IS EVERYONE ?

 

Burried in work.

Hope to have a bit more time in 2 weeks

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According to this French Celebrity Tracker Coldplay are in studio with in Paris with a soccer player I've never heard of. No signs of slowing down it looks like. Could this be confirming the theory that LiB is for World Cup?

 

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Mobile Link: https://twitter.com/celebsinparis/status/919984225323012096

Huh, Eden Hazard and Coldplay.

How did I miss that (being Belgian). [emoji16]

 

Edit: the guy in the picture doesn't look like him though.

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Is it just me, or does the beat in Daylight match that of Green Eyes? Was listening to AROBTTH in traffic and couldn’t hear the vocals to Green Eyes at first. Since it follows Daylight, at first I thought Daylight just kept going!

 

 

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Happy Birthday to The Scientist, released with B-sides 1.36 and :heart: I Ran Away ("very nearly made the album !") :heart: on this day 15 years ago (4th of November 2002)

 

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By the way, everywhere it says it was released on November 4 but the promo discs say November 11. Does anyone know where this discrepancy is coming from ?

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