NASA Want Your Help With Their Moon Mission Playlist


NASA have a lot on their plate, I assume.

They’re forging the path in international space discovery, researching foods that taste good vacuum packed on a spaceship, and hopefully doing an overhaul of their website that’s looking scarily like the ‘build your own website’ assignment I completed in high school IT class. But, they’re also prepping to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024—a huge job that leaves them little time to curate the space travel playlist for the journey. It takes three days (earth time) each way to reach the moon, and that leaves a lot of time for the astronauts to kick back, play a bit of ping pong and listen to music.

Catherine Coleman with flute

Which is why NASA has put the call out for people to submit their #moontunes for their next mission to the moon. By clicking here, you can suggest a song that deserves to be on a historic long distance trip through the universe, and hopefully, make it onto the playlist. One needs only to dig into Bowie’s back catalogue for inspiration: ‘Space Oddity,’ ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Moonage Daydream’ and ‘Starman’ should all get the creative juices flowing. So, if you can take some time out of your busy schedule, be on the right side of history and do it for the astronauts—who knows what kind of dire situation they could end up in, should Muse’s ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ make the cut.

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