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Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:23 pm

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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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:53 am

Before I even looked at it, I was thinking of Beautiful Day by U2, and sure enough, it was on the list.
 
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:56 am

Cool! I voted Star Wars lol
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:57 am

"Countdown" by Rush is currently winning the contest - with over 46,000 votes.
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:29 pm

Damn, what a sad day it's going to be when the shuttle program ends.  
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:23 pm

"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.
 
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:05 pm

My vote:

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

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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:00 pm

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?
 
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:34 am

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."
 
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RE: Choose Wakeup Songs For Last Space Shuttle Flights

Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:10 pm

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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