The STS-133 crew received another special wakeup call on Tuesday, as they began what is expected to be space shuttle Discovery's last full day in space.
Fly home on your silver wings, with your new song for the world to sing, light this candle, make it right... Believe and you will find blue sky.
The wakeup call at 2:23 a.m. CST was "Blue Sky
" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The song was performed live by Todd Park Mohr, vocalist and lead guitarist of the band, accompanied by fellow band mates Brian Nevin, Rob Squires and Jeremy Lawton.
The song received the most votes in NASA's Space Rock
wakeup song contest receiving 722,662 votes (29 percent of the 2,463,774 total). "Blue Sky" was written as a tribute to the space program and its workforce and is routinely played in concert by the four-member band.
Discovery's crew will spend today preparing their shuttle for Wednesday's landing, which is targeted for 10:57 a.m. CST at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Commander Steve Lindsey, pilot Eric Boe, and mission specialist Nicole Stott will be performing a checkout of Discovery's flight control systems and firing its reaction control system jets. All members of the crew will work together to stow hardware and equipment.