Tuesday, April 5, 2011


A while ago, this blog posted a piece about NASA's mission to find the best wake-up song for STS-134. The contest is over, but you can still vote on your favorite. Pillownaut followed up:

"Nearly 2.5 million votes poured in for STS-133, with the final five being something of a landslide. In a first for the space program, Shuttle Discovery astronauts were awakened on March 8th with a LIVE performance by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, who played their song "Blue Sky" at the Mission Control Center in Houston, TX.

The same crew, via the second place vote, was also treated to a recorded introduction to the Star Trek theme music, narrated by none other than Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner. And of course, being Trek-related, this was the stunt that got all the press -- even though the song wasn't the winner!"

To hear the 10 finalists, go here. I personally like The Countdown Blues, which I voted for, but I was torn because I really liked some of the others. I just wish I could figure out how to add them all to my ipod.