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Mick Jagger’s NASA Experience

When he stopped by NASA‘s headquarters earlier this week, Mick Jagger felt “2000 Light Years From Home.”

Before the iconic rock band launched their Hackney Diamonds Tour in Houston Texas on Sunday (April 28,) the Rolling Stones frontman stopped by Johnson Space Center and captioned his Instagram photos “Thanks @nasa for being so welcoming to us and great to be shown around by astronauts Josh Cassada, Bob Hines and Jessica Meir.”

In the social media snapshots, the now-80-year-old rocker is seen smiling in front of the mission control center that features a sign welcoming him on the screen inside. Mick is also seen wearing a VR headset to explore the moon virtually, experiencing a spacecraft simulator, and posing alongside the astronauts.

Along with Jagger, the Stones’ Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will visit 16 cities on the AARP-sponsored tour, beginning with their April 28 gig at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The North American trek will also include a May 2 stop at Jazz Fest in New Orleans along with stadium shows in Las Vegas, Seattle, Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Denver, Chicago, Vancouver, and Los Angeles, before closing their closing gig at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on July 17.

18 years since the the legendary rockers released A Bigger Bang ijn 2005, the Stones dropped Hackney Diamonds, their 26th studio album that peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also is the first since the death of band’s drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away at age 80 in 2021.

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Author: Al Denté

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