Astronaut Bruce McCandless II is suing Dido over the cover art for her 2008 album ‘Safe Trip Home’.
The image shows McCandless ‘free flying’ in space, around 320 metres away from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger.
Along with Dido, McCandless named Sony Music Entertainment and Getty Images Inc in the lawsuit. He is seeking unspecified damages, citing that the use of the image is an infringement of his persona.
McCandless was the first astronaut to make an untied or untethered ‘free flight’ in space.