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Last Updated: Thursday October 22 2009 13:13 GMT

Astronauts hear McFly in space!


Astronauts were treated to McFly's number one hit Star Girl as they orbited Earth, after the group's fans begged for it to be broadcast in space.

Nasa agreed to play the 2006 hit to the spacecraft crew members after being bombarded by McFly fans on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

Some of the fans were given the chance to chat to the astronauts, but said they wanted the song played instead!

Typing on Twitter, Danny Jones from the band said it was a "dream come true".

In a later tweet to Nasa, he said: "Thank you for playing our song in space it's definitely one if the coolest things that's happened since being in the band... Amazing."