I think the performance of astronaut Chris Hadfield on the ISS 5 years ago played a role in the selection of this song. Of course, this song was previously associated with space, but then it moved to a new level, and the day before yesterday it went even higher.
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What kind of music does a Tesla Roadster launch into space?
Because in the English-speaking world and especially in the states, space exploration is primarily associated with his songs. Starman, Oddity, and others are cult items. And it's hard to find better music for a flight to another planet)