August 20th, 2010

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NASA Asks Public for Final Shuttle Missions' Wakeup Songs

So NASA is doing this thing where the public can choose the wake up songs for the final shuttle mission...

NASA Asks Public for Final Shuttle Missions' Wakeup Songs
HOUSTON -- If you like music, the space program and are a little nostalgic, NASA has the perfect opportunity for you. For the first time, the public can help choose songs to wake up the astronauts during the last two scheduled space shuttle missions.

Traditionally, the songs played to wake up the astronauts are selected by friends and family of the crews. For the last two scheduled missions, NASA is inviting the public to visit the "Wakeup Song Contest" website to select songs from a list of the top 40 previous wakeup calls or to submit original tunes for consideration. To vote or submit a song, visit:

Why is this awesome (aside from the obvious) you ask?

The Star Trek theme by Alexander Courage is one of the options you can vote for! You can even click to listen online, which is the audio feed from STS-125 back in May of 2009, the first time the Star Trek theme song was used as a wake up. I am especially amused by the response from the space shuttle at the end. ;)

At the time of this post the Star Trek theme song is currently #8 in the list, behind the Star Wars theme... What are you waiting for? Go Vote! PUNCH IT!

ETA: coendou points out that you can vote as many times as you want!
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