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NASA astronaut sues Dido for '08 album cover

London-born pop star Dido is being sued by a retired NASA astronaut for allegedly using a photo of his space walk for the cover of her 2008 album, 'Safe Trip Home.' (Photo courtesy of Arista)

October 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Pop musician Dido is being sued by a retired NASA astronaut for allegedly using a photo of his space walk for an album cover.Bruce McCandless II claims that the British star used a photo of his 1984 space flight on the cover of her 2008 album, "Safe Trip Home."

In the complaint, McCandless claims the photograph, which shows him flying freely about 325 feet from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, was misappropriated by Sony Music Entertainment and others.

McCandless is suing Dido, Sony Music, and Getty Images.

Sony has not commented.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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