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Astronauts Help Us Remember ‘It’s a Great Day to Be Alive’

Chris Cassidy and the crew of the International Space Station have a special message for Earth.

Written by Chris Parton
Astronauts Help Us Remember ‘It’s a Great Day to Be Alive’
Travis Tritt; Photo Credit: Ed Rode; Commander Chris Cassidy, Photo via YouTube/AristoPR

Even in crazy times like these, there are reasons to celebrate and be grateful. And who would know that better than the astronauts aboard International Space Station?

Orbiting miles above the Earth, commander Chris Cassidy and his crew are going about their daily lives in zero gravity, looking down at everything and everyone they love. And when they think about it, “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive.”

Cassidy and the crew are part of Expedition 63, which began in April and will continue through October, and they’ve capture their trip so far in a video that features Cassidy singing along to Travis Tritt’s 2000 hit. With uncertainty from COVID-19 piled on top of all the world’s other problems, it’s a good time to remember what we have.

“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 writes on Instagram. “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. ⁣”

“This is the closest I will ever get to actually being in space,” Tritt says about the fascinating video. “I’m very honored to have my music being played on the International Space Station!”