NASA Asks Public for Final Shuttle Missions' Wakeup Songs

HOUSTON -- If you like music, the space program and are a little
nostalgic, NASA has the perfect opportunity for you. For the first
time, the public can help choose songs to wake up the astronauts
during the last two scheduled space shuttle missions.

Traditionally, the songs played to wake up the astronauts are selected
by friends and family of the crews. For the last two scheduled
missions, NASA is inviting the public to visit the "Wakeup Song
Contest" website to select songs from a list of the top 40 previous
wakeup calls or to submit original tunes for consideration. To vote
or submit a song, visit:


The two songs with the most votes from the top 40 list will be played
as crew wakeup calls on the final scheduled flight of space shuttle
Discovery. Discovery's STS-133 mission is targeted to launch on Nov. 1.

"We're looking forward to hearing which songs the public wants played
for us," STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey said. "It's going to be a
difficult choice, because there have been so many great songs played
over the years."

Original songs must have a space theme and be submitted to NASA by 4
p.m. CST on Jan. 10, 2011. The songs will be reviewed by agency
officials and the top finalists put to a public vote. The top two
songs will be used to wake space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 crew.
Endeavour's mission is the last scheduled space shuttle flight. It is
targeted to launch on Feb. 26, 2011.

"Space shuttle crews really enjoy the morning wake-up music," STS-134
Commander Mark Kelly said. "While we don't have the best quality
speaker in the space shuttle, it will be interesting to hear what the
public comes up with. We are looking forward to it."

The song contest campaign follows NASA's ongoing "Face in Space"
project. It invites the public to send electronic images of their
faces into orbit aboard one of the final remaining space shuttle
missions. To submit your image, visit:


For more information about the Space Shuttle Program and the STS-133
and STS-134 missions to the International Space Station, visit:


For more information about the space station, visit:


Source: NASA

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