cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4907 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted
Tue Aug 24 2010 18:53:37 UTC (5 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5791 times:
Before I even looked at it, I was thinking of Beautiful Day by U2, and sure enough, it was on the list.
flybaurlax From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Tue Aug 24 2010 20:56:20 UTC (5 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5769 times:
Cool! I voted Star Wars lol
Boilerup! Go Purdue!
stasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3303 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted
Wed Aug 25 2010 00:57:55 UTC (5 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5744 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
KPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2863 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted
Wed Aug 25 2010 08:29:42 UTC (5 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5691 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
n1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 561 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted
Thu Aug 26 2010 05:23:07 UTC (5 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5596 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
With the eyes of the world
If there ever was a song for the final mission, this is it.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11136 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted
Thu Aug 26 2010 09:05:42 UTC (5 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5551 times:
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
TGIF From Sweden, joined Apr 2008, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted
Thu Aug 26 2010 13:00:54 UTC (5 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5520 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?
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8516 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted
Tue Aug 31 2010 01:34:05 UTC (4 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5301 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."
BlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 2010 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted
Fri Sep 3 2010 07:10:25 UTC (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5154 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"