NASA: Pick Shuttle Wake-Up Tunes or Write Your Own

Now’s your chance to help pick astronauts’ wake-up music.

NASA is holding a first-of-its-kind contest to select some songs that will rouse the crews of the final two shuttle flights. Normally, astronauts’ family and friends choose the tunes.

The space agency’s Top 40 list is posted online. The two top vote-getters serve as wake-up calls during Discovery’s November flight. The choices include Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” and Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin,” as well as some U2 and Elton John.

NASA also is seeking original space-themed songs. Two winners will wake up Endeavour’s crew in February.

The contest is styled after NASA’s face-in-space promotion.

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Online:

https://songcontest.nasa.gov

http://faceinspace.nasa.gov

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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