Musical tastes of Nasa's mission control revealed
A stellar line up of musical stars are used to entertain astronauts while they are on space missions, Nasa has revealed.
The US space agency plays an array of different music to its spacemen to keep them cheerful during the lonely days and weeks on a mission.
The usually serious ground control play them everything from The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun as the spacemen wake up to Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon as they set off.
They have also played Walk of Life by Dire Straits as a cosmonaut sets of on a tricky spacewalk and Dean Martin's song Going Back to Houston.
A record of the records played has been published by Nasa's 'Historical Division' tracing songs in space right back to the 1965 US Gemini Mission.
The most recent one played by Houston to a space mission this year was Empire State of Mind by the rapper Jay-Z with Alicia Keys....
comments powered by Disqus
- Five Things You Need to Know to be a Better Digital Preservationist
- Book on Losing British Generals Wins American History Prize
- Stanford scholar explores civil rights revolution's positive impact on the South's economy
- Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn on Amazon's Tentacular Reach
- Q&A with historian and author Nick Turse