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Wake up The Astronauts

NASA has a long history of using music to wake up the astronauts on space missions going back to the Apollo days.  Frequently the music is space themed or a little inside joke for the astronauts.

For the next two shuttle missions, you can help choose the music through Space Rock.  For STS-133, currently scheduled for launch on November 1st, you can choose from a list of 40 songs they have used in the past and vote for your favorites.  The top two votes will wake up the astronauts during the mission (leaving plenty of room for NASA mission managers to mess around on the other days with their own songs).

For the last shuttle mission, they are giving budding singer-songwriters a chance to get in on the action by writing and submitting their own wake up song.  Wish I were more musical…can’t imagine a better break than waking up the astronauts!


August 20, 2010 - Posted by | NASA, Space Flight

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