Wednesday, August 25

NASA Looking For Astronaut Wake Up Tunes
















The wakeup song has been a part of the space program since the days of the Apollo missions, and now NASA is giving you a chance to be a part of this history!

Submit your original song by January 10, 2011

More Info: https://songcontest.nasa.gov/

Use of music to awaken astronauts on space missions dates back at least to the Apollo Program, when astronauts returning from the moon were serenaded by their colleagues in mission control with lyrics from popular songs that seemed appropriate for the occasion.

Picked by flight controllers or by crewmembers' friends and family members, most wakeup calls are musical, but sometimes include dialog from movies or TV shows. The playlist is eclectic, ranging from rock, country, classical, bluegrass and jazz, to children's choruses and songs from the countries of international crewmembers.

The common element of all these selections is that they promote a sense of camaraderie and esprit de corps among the astronauts and ground support personnel. That, in fact, is the sole reason for having wakeup music; it is the reason that NASA management has neither attempted to dictate its content nor allowed outside interests to influence the process.

28 comments:

Gari said...

I'm submitting 'A Beautiful Day'.

Anonymous said...

This is what we pay our money for???? Lame. You guys are so GREEN. Money Pit!!! I'm am so not impressed with your crappy radio BS.

Anonymous said...

this seems cool.. but.. the upload limit is 1.5 MB! what?? who has a song that short?

Bob 5k said...

Actually, I do! :-)

Pyre Mage said...

Me Too!

Kuntry Munkey said...

I wish I did! lol should I submit a ring tone? lol

is it just for jango or is this for the world including already famous artist? because then it would be pretty hard to compete.

Fred Barnett said...

Hey Bahtoondah! by the Half=Naked Savages will wake them up!

CTannStarr said...

Cool. :-)

Simbosan said...

"That, in fact, is the sole reason for having wakeup music; it is the reason that NASA management has neither attempted to dictate its content nor allowed outside interests to influence the process."

Yet in this case the choice of song is determined by public vote which the management will then impose on them...

Space City Spaceman said...

I've got the perfect song for this called "Welcome to the Universe" about a spaceman giving visitors a tour of our solar system....will submit as soon as I figure how to get a version that is 1.5 MB or less. Thanks for the heads up Jango.

Shirley Marie Bradby (JALEBI Music lead singer) said...

NASA....needs a wakeup tune or a .....wakeup call!?! lol Where does all that space research money go? Why haven't we returned to the moon? Were we ever really there? Just asking....(smile)

In any case, I have song that might fit the bill called "Universal Family". Part of the introduction to this song would be just what they need: A short and sweet.... positive message! Check it out! ;)

James (Monte Cristo Records) said...

We are submitting 'Time and Space'. Song 13 from the CD New York City Street Fair.

Tamara Cimmerian, KatZen said...

You can always remix a song, guys, that fits the time limit... :)

Anonymous said...

Here is the link so you can read up on it. Think they just want a song clip and then a full song later if you make it that far.

https://songcontest.nasa.gov/home.aspx

Anonymous said...

People of the Planet Blue by Element 115 is a tune about off-worlders needing to share Earth for a while. Check it out at Element115theBand.com

ruminant records said...

My solo guitar two minute and twenty second song is TOO BIG? What do they want? That's ridiculous.

yelnod66 said...

It's a great idea, but the size requirement is insane. I compressed the song that Jango listeners liked the most down to 128 kbs and the file was 3.20 mbs. Granted, it's a 3:30 song. Undaunted, I took my shortest track (2:43)and compressed it down to 128 kbs. What did I get? 2.5 mbs. What do they want, a 40 second song??? Sheesh!!!

yelnod66 said...

You'd think NASA would have computers big enough to accept files larger than 1.5 mb. I mean they're NASA for god's sakes!!

Anonymous said...

Submitting "Spaceship" by Scott Albert Johnson... http://scottalbertjohnson.com

heartscore said...

I have read the instructions of the contest: artists have to submit song-excerpts of one up to two minutes, not a complete song

Anonymous said...

No Rap music Huh...... Biggest Genre of music now but they don't want it. That Sucks.

REZ REK said...

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Static People said...

Seriously--our song is 3+ megs. Do they want songs or jingles?

Anonymous said...

reduce your file size to an excerpt with a fade out. You can get about 1 minute or so with this option.

Anonymous said...

This is abig chance ! :), sounds great to me :)

Anonymous said...

No way to submit a quality song at 1.5 . That's less than 50kbps.

Anonymous said...

Twinfinity's songs Onward Upward, & Grand Design
would pass muster

Anonymous said...

what about Living Proof ? that starts out with the lyric When I wake Up in the Morning....
or Starting out the Week with a Bang ? Both are Twinfinity Songs .... lest you forget