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Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

The wakeup song has been a part of the space program since the days of the Apollo missions, and now NASA is giving you two chances to be a part of this history! We need your help selecting wakeup songs to be played during the final missions of the Space Shuttle Program!

https://songcontest.nasa.gov/home.aspx

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User currently offlinecpd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6378 times:

Before I even looked at it, I was thinking of Beautiful Day by U2, and sure enough, it was on the list.

User currently offlineflybaurlax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6356 times:

Cool! I voted Star Wars lol

User currently offlinestasisLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6331 times:

"Countdown" by Rush is currently winning the contest - with over 46,000 votes.

User currently offlineKPDX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

Damn, what a sad day it's going to be when the shuttle program ends.  

User currently offlinen1786b From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6183 times:

"Countdown" by Rush was written after the band was invited to witness the launch of STS-1 and the Space Shuttle Columbia. The video (on youtube) has plenty of footage of the launch as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FieBKhHhDwQ

The album Signals has this on it.

"Dedicated with thanks to the astronauts Young & Crippen and all the people of NASA for their inspiration and cooperation"

In a strange twist of fate, it was played as the wake-up song on Columbia's last successful mission STS-109 to work on the Hubble space telescope.

"Scorching blast of golden fire
As it slowly leaves the ground
Tears away with a mighty force
The air is shattered by the awesome sound

Like a pillar of cloud
The smoke lingers high in the air
In fascination
With the eyes of the world
We stare..."


If there ever was a song for the final mission, this is it.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

My vote:

Over the Rainbow (by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) 3,621 Votes - 1.0%
in 10th place...

Iz has now gone... somewhere over the rainbow where bluebirds fly and dreams do come true....   


User currently offlineTGIF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6107 times:

When Sweden's first astronaut first went into space on STS-116 I was listening to a lot of David Bowie. Unfortunately, neither Starman nor Space Oddity are listed so I'll vote for Foo Fighters.

On a somewhat unrelated subject, does anyone know what time of the day/night STS-135 will launch?


User currently offlineMD-90 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

While I love many of the wonderful themes from the various Star Trek shows and movies, I would *not* want to hear the theme from TOS in the morning--especially if it really was a wakeup call.

Lots of good stuff. I like "Beautiful Day," "Start Me Up," and "What a Wonderful World," but I voted for "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

Ain't nothing better for waking up the neighbours (and astronauts) on that list from...

...the Mighty METALLICA!!!!!!!!

Vote for "Enter Sandman"!


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