Streaming Songs in Space

Space Songs

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NASA is holding a contest to decide which songs will wake up the crew on the final two scheduled space shuttle missions. According to NASA, wakeup calls are a longstanding tradition of the program. Each day during the missions, flight controllers greet the crew with wake up music and messages.

To vote, you can visit the NASA website and stream songs from the NASA Top 40 – a list of songs played on previous missions, along with crew communications from those missions. It’s a great list that includes songs by many artists including U2, The Stones and The Clash, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Buffett and more.

The two songs with the most votes from the top 40 list will be played as crew wakeup calls on the final scheduled flight of space shuttle Discovery scheduled to launch on Nov. 1. The winning songs will be announced and played during the flight.

A second contest invites artists to submit original songs for the last mission. Songs should be submitted by January 10, 2011. The public will also have a chance to vote on finalists and choose two that will be played on the final mission scheduled to launch on February 26, 2011.

You can visit the site, listen to the songs and vote here.

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