Sponsor Message:
Military Aviation & Space Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5923 posts, RR: 18
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6440 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!


9 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 5058 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6417 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 United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Cool! I voted Star Wars lol

Boilerup! Go Purdue!
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6370 times:

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

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2896 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6317 times:

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

View my aviation videos on Youtube by searching for zildjiandrummr12
User currently offlinen1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 561 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6222 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 Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6177 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....   

There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineTGIF From Sweden, joined Apr 2008, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6146 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 United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8530 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5927 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 Poland, joined Jul 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5780 times:

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

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

Vote for "Enter Sandman"!

Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Military aviation related posts only!
  • Not military related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Nasa Readies Shuttle Enterprise For Last Flight posted Wed Mar 17 2010 11:53:27 by nycbjr
Space Shuttle Manuals posted Thu Jun 3 2010 01:57:54 by propilot83
Space Shuttle Takeoff Sequence As Seen By Me. posted Tue May 18 2010 17:23:48 by eksath
Bring The Space Shuttle To NYC? posted Tue Mar 23 2010 06:42:00 by jfklganyc
Fire On The Space Shuttle? posted Sun Feb 21 2010 19:25:21 by liedetectors
Space Shuttle Journey To The Launchpad posted Thu Feb 18 2010 15:52:19 by alasdair1982
Official STS130 Space Shuttle Endeavour Thread posted Sun Jan 10 2010 10:28:29 by ZANL188
Space Shuttle Carrier (747) posted Mon Nov 30 2009 16:43:21 by Andysim
Space Shuttle Windscreens* posted Sun Aug 9 2009 08:48:30 by Musang
Space Shuttle Pilot Rating posted Thu Jun 4 2009 08:31:25 by AncientPelican

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format