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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!


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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.


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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