Sunday, May 29, 2011

Space Shuttle Wake Up Music

Did you know that astronauts have a wake up playlist? As far back as 1965 astronauts have been serenaded out of sleep. I found this list entirely by accident but was pleasantly surprised. As well, it was interesting to see how tastes changed over the years, how what was popular crept into the playlists.

In 1965 Mission Control varied the crew's diet with Beethoven, Chopin, Puccini, Lizst, Handel, Rachmaninoff. In 1966 it was 'My Favourite Things' from "The Sound of Music". In '69 it was Sinatra. Last year it was Muse and Jay Z. Some songs were specifically selected by the astronauts themselves, giving us insight into their personalities and musical tastes.

If you're interested in checking out the playlist for yourself please click here.

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