Coldplay may not have thought up this particular music video for their song Speed of Sound. But some creative folks over at NASA decided to pay a tribute to astronaut Scott Kelly's 383 days in space cumulatively – a new record for an American – with help from Coldplay.

Last Friday Kelly broke fellow astronaut Mike Fincke’s record of 382 days, amassed over four missions. He will go on to complete 522 days when he returns in March 2016 from his space exploration mission for NASA at International Space Station.

However, this is one race where the Russians are way ahead. Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka spent 879 days – that's almost two-and-a-half years! – in space, which means he will still be 357 days ahead of Kelly once the American completes his mission.

Kelly will also surpass another record, for the longest time in space by an American astronaut on a single flight. The record was held by Michael Lopez-Alegria who had spent 215 consecutive days in space as the commander of the Expedition 14 crew in 2006. On October 29, Kelly will have spent 216 days on the same mission, his second space record.