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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-08-2005 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's History Office has a new website about wake-up calls to space.

Compiled by Colin Fries, this list focuses on the music played for crews from Gemini to the Space Shuttle, but also includes information on the wake-up calls to the Mars rovers.

bruce
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posted 08-09-2005 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I've made the "Top 20" again! The top of page 20 in Colin's list is a song I wrote for the crew of STS-31 on the morning they deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. We recorded the song in Houston with the STS-31 Flight Training Team in attendance and then NASA uplinked the song to the crew. Definitely a "full circle moment" highlight in my career in the music biz!

Thanks for the documentation Colin! Good company and good flying!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-10-2005 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
Paul McCartney Provides First-Ever Live Station Wakeup Music

The International Space Station crew, 220 miles above Earth, will receive a special live musical wakeup call from Paul McCartney Sunday during a first-ever concert linkup.

The wakeup will come from McCartney's "US" Tour performance at the Anaheim, Calif., Arrowhead Pond. McCartney plans to play two songs, "Good Day Sunshine" and "English Tea," for NASA Astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev. This is the first time a live concert will be linked to a U.S. spacecraft.

The call will take place at 12:55 a.m. EST, Sunday, Nov. 13 (9:55 p.m. PST, Nov. 12) as the concert is nearing its end; and McArthur and Tokarev are awakening for the 44th day of their six month mission in space. It will be broadcast live on NASA TV, with video expected of McArthur and Tokarev and audio from both locations.

During his tour, McCartney has paid tribute to the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-114 mission, a flight to the space station last summer. On Aug. 9, the Beatles' classic "Good Day Sunshine" was played as a wakeup call for Discovery's crew because of a favorable weather forecast for landing that morning.

"I was extremely proud to find out that one of my songs was played for the crew of Discovery this summer," McCartney said. "In our concert we hope to repay the favor." McCartney is nearing the end of his 11-week "US" tour.

"Since people were first awakened on the moon by mission control, wakeup songs have been a space tradition to brighten the crew's day and get them off to a great start," said astronaut Eileen Collins, who commanded Discovery. "We're honored that Paul McCartney will be a part of this historic delivery of music for Bill and Valery. It will surely give them a big boost as they continue through their research mission."

McArthur and Tokarev are the 12th crew of the station, which has had a continuous human presence for more than five years. The station has an internal volume larger than an average three-bedroom house and includes the most sophisticated space laboratory ever flown.

Rob Joyner
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posted 11-10-2005 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Can you imagine? Living in space AND having a Beatle sing you two songs live?!

bruce
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posted 11-10-2005 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, I know it certainly rings both of MY bells!

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posted 11-10-2005 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonwalker1954   Click Here to Email Moonwalker1954     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I feel like I'm back in the 60's. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!!

Dan Lorraine
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posted 11-10-2005 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan Lorraine   Click Here to Email Dan Lorraine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was fortunate to spend some time with Sir Paul and then watch his concert in Boston some weeks ago... and it was truly a fitting tribute to the space shuttle! When he talked about Commander Eileen Collins during his performance and getting back into space again with video on the screen behind him... and then "launched" into his live performance of "Good Day Sunshine", I had goosebumps!

He is a real class act! If you have a chance to see him in concert, do so! Tickets are expensive but worth every penny!

Tom
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posted 11-10-2005 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
McCartney AND space... doesn't get much better than that!

Rob Joyner
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posted 11-10-2005 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A little bit of trivia...

August 5, 1966 - 'Revolver', the 7th UK Beatle album, which includes 'Good Day Sunshine', is released, (in between the launches of G-10 & G-11).

August 5, 2000 - Sir Alec Guinness dies of liver cancer. Nominated five times for an Academy Award, he won for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', plus an honorary Oscar. One nomination was for his portrayal of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'.

August 5, 1930 - Neil Armstrong is born...

spaceuk
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posted 11-13-2005 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although Paul McCartney broadcast may have been a 'first' for ISS, I don't think its the first live wake up call to a manned spacecraft is it?

Anyone know which may have been first live broadcast? This is one area I didn't keep notes on - didn't think it would be important!

Ben
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posted 11-13-2005 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The AP says it is:
It is a tradition to wake astronauts up with recorded songs, but this marked the first time astronauts listened to live music from space.
But I wouldn't trust them without verifying.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-07-2006 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by bruce:
The top of page 20 in Colin's list is a song I wrote for the crew...
In 1990, Private Numbers wrote and recorded a wake-up song for the STS-31 crew for the morning they deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. The song, entitled "Space Is Our World", used the music track from the group's song "Is This My World?" but with revised lyrics to compliment the occasion.

This is a short "Before, During & (Just) After" documentary of the events surrounding "Space Is Our World".


From band leader and long-time collectSPACE member Bruce Moody:
We were so fortunate to be able to express our heartfelt support for space exploration through our music! Bill Todd, my friend and JSC flight-training teacher, gave me a VIP tour of the Space Shuttle SST Simulator. I was also able to introduce my daughter to some of the STS-31 astronauts while they were training at the Johnson Space Center before their mission. My daughter asked astronaut Kathy Sullivan, who was standing outside of the motion-based simulator with Steve Hawley and Bruce McCandless in their orange flight suits, "where are you going?" Sullivan pointed a single finger in the air and said "Up there!", to which my daughter said, "Can I come too?" Boy, was Papa proud!!

It was during this time that I first met Original Seven Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. Carpenter was just a delightful guy who was very inquisitive about music and the recording process. Every time I asked him a question about his Aurora 7 spaceflight, he answered and then asked me a question about the multi-track recording process!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-08-2006 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In response to requests, Bruce has provided an MP3 of Space is our World.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 11-08-2006 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bruce, that was a great video and TV interview. It must have been a blast!

What a great human interest story for us. Thanks for sharing.

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posted 11-08-2006 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree - a lot of fun to watch this! Thanks for sharing, Bruce!

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posted 11-08-2006 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. It was a great honor for us to have a minute and fifteen seconds on the STS-31 mission timeline.

Thank you Robert for posting the video!

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Can anyone please help me locate info about a song used as wake up music for STS-107 astronaut Dave Brown? All I know is it's EMA EMA. Is the song EMA EMA? The artist EMA EMA?

I've tried iTunes but no luck there. I'm trying to put some of the more interesting songs used on my iPod and would like to locate this one.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-28-2007 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it helps, NASA's archive of STS-107 wake-up calls identifies the song as simply "EMA EMA" and they have an mp3 of the actual call. The title, per NASA, is pronounced is E-M-A E-M-A (as opposed to "emma emma").

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posted 01-28-2007 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lewarren   Click Here to Email lewarren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The title, per NASA, is pronounced is E-M-A E-M-A...
ē′mă

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quote:
Originally posted by steve_greene:
The artist EMA EMA?
The artist is Touré Kunda (Senegal).

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posted 01-28-2007 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the one about "Fun, fun, fun till we gotta put the shuttle away"? I think it is a Beach Boys tune.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-28-2007 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The song you are thinking of was a parody of The Beach Boys song "Fun, Fun, Fun" called "We'll Have Fun, Fun, Fun on the Shuttle," sung by Max Q and played during STS-64 on September 10, 1994.

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posted 01-28-2007 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lewarren   Click Here to Email lewarren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-26 crew wore Hawaiian shirts on orbit one day. For their post-flight movie, they played the modified version "We'll have fun, fun, fun till we have to put Discovery away".

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posted 12-02-2007 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quincy Jones release
Space Shuttle Atlantis Astronaut Chooses Quincy Jones' 1969 Recording 'Walking in Space' as His Wake-Up Music

When the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday, December 6th on its mission to deliver the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station, Astronaut Leland Melvin will have in tow a copy of Quincy Jones' 1969 Grammy Award winning recording "Walking in Space," which he will use as his wake-up music during the mission.

Commented Melvin, "Quincy Jones is someone who I have a great deal of respect and admiration for and I couldn't think of a more appropriate selection to use as my wake-up music."

Melvin's duties on the Shuttle Atlantis mission will be to support three space walks using the robotic arm and install the Columbus laboratory from Atlantis' payload bay to its permanent home on the International Space Station.

Commented Jones, "I am truly honored that Mr. Melvin has chosen one of my pieces of work for this momentous occasion. I was inspired to record the 'Walking in Space' album in 1969 after Buzz Aldrin told me that he had played my arrangement of Frank Sinatra's 'Fly Me To The Moon' during his space flight to the moon, so to have it come full circle like this is quite remarkable and very humbling."

A jazz-R&B-pop fusion album that helped usher in a new era in R&B music in the early 70's, "Walking in Space" won Jones a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance By a Large Group. Citing his groundbreaking work on "Walking in Space," in 1998 Time Magazine named Quincy Jones one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th Century. In January, Jones will receive the nation's highest jazz honor when he is recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.[/QUOTE] And in related news, STS-122 mission specialist Stan Love's wake-up selection. Source: The Student Life [QUOTE]As per astronaut tradition, Love was asked to select a song to be used as a wake up call for crewmembers on one morning. He chose the school's anthem, "Hail Thee, Harvey Mudd," which was written by his longtime friend Amy Lewkowicz '90.

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