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Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 18
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5986 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 Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4922 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5963 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 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5941 times:

Cool! I voted Star Wars lol

Boilerup! Go Purdue!
User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3305 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5916 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, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

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

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User currently offlinen1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 561 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5768 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 San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11202 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5723 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 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5692 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, 8519 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5473 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, 2016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

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

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

Vote for "Enter Sandman"!

Now get your f***ing Jumbo Jet off my airport!!! - AC/DC "Ain't No Fun To Be a Millionaire"
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