They say be careful what you wish for it might just come true. Jack Fischer, a NASA astronaut learned that in the best way possible.
Back in April, in preparation for his first space flight, Fischer sent out a tweet with his pre-launch playlist including his favorite, The River by Garth Brooks.
Picked my music for pre-launch:— Jack Fischer (@Astro2fish) April 13, 2017
1. The River - Garth (fave song)
2. AF Song
3. Top Gun Anthem + Danger Zone
4. Fly me to Moon-(song w/wife) pic.twitter.com/Cg8XmB9NRB
The space expert didn't think much of his actions when he shared the song list but this past week, it payed off in a big way.
As part of Brooks' video series, Inside Studio G, the country star and his wife Trisha Yearwood filmed a Facebook live segment from inside the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The couple surprised Fischer and his teammate, astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson with a video satellite chat while they were on their mission to space.
“It was so cool,” Brooks told People in an exclusive interview. “When you get to talk to two people in their field, it’s cool to get to be in their life. And it’s cool to get that pinch of reality where your music is in their life. I never can digest that, ever. It’s just so sweet.”
Fischer made sure to let Brooks now of the impact his music has had on his life.
“I think you have so many great songs and so many great messages but it’s the heart that you put in every performance and the soul that you put into all those songs that make them so impactful,” Fischer told an emotional Brooks.
The country power couple also had a few more surprises in store for Fischer including a visit from his family.
Click on the next page to find out what the big surprise Brooks and Yearwood saved for last.