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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-29-2011 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
NASA Opens Voting For Original Songs To Awaken Next Shuttle Crew

NASA is inviting the public to vote for its favorite original song to wake up space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates during their STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Voting runs from Tuesday, March 29 through launch day, which currently is targeted for April 19.

Electronic voting is open to the public on NASA's Space Rock website, which includes the songs, inspiration and biographical information about the 10 finalists.

Songwriters and performers from around the world submitted 1,350 songs, including 693 from 47 states, 105 from Canada, and 552 from 61 other countries. The song contest began Aug. 20, 2010 and ended Jan. 31. The finalists were notified on Feb. 18.

Below are the original song finalists (alphabetical by song title):

  • "Boogie Woogie Shuttle," by Ryan McCullough (Savannah, Ga.)
  • "Dreams You Give," by Brian Plunkett (Halfway, Mo.)
  • "Endeavour, It's a Brand New Day," by Susan Rose Simonetti (Cocoa Beach, Fla.)
  • "I Need My Space," by Stan Clardy (Statesville, N.C.)
  • "I Want to Be an Astronaut," by Michael J. Kunes (Phoenix)
  • "Just Another Day in Space," by Kurt Lanham (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • "Rocket Scientist," by Tray Eppes (Cullen, Va.)
  • "Spacing Out," by Jeremy Parsons (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • "Sunrise Number 1," by Jorge Otero (Ovideo, Spain)
  • "The Countdown Blues (Hymn for Tim)," by Sharon Riddell (Nashville, Tenn.)
The two songs with the most votes will be the first original songs chosen by the public to be played as wakeup music for a shuttle crew. The STS-134 Original Song Contest ran concurrently with the Top 40 Song Contest for shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission. The Top 40 Song Contest ended earlier this month.

The song contests join the ongoing "Face in Space" project offering the opportunity to send a picture to space via an electronic transfer. During Discovery's mission, more than 194,000 images flew in space. So far, almost 117,000 images have been submitted to fly aboard shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight. To send your face to space aboard Endeavour, or Atlantis on the STS-135 mission targeted for June, visit NASA's Face in Space website.

The 14-day mission will be the 36th flight to the space station and the 25th, and final, flight for Endeavour. Pilot Greg H. Johnson and mission specialists Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff and Roberto Vittori of the European Space Agency will join Kelly.

They will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics detector designed to search for various types of unusual matter by measuring cosmic rays. The crew also will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, a platform that carries spare parts to sustain station operations once the shuttles are retired later this year.

Space Possum
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posted 03-29-2011 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Possum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need your help and your vote! Please tell everyone you know!

My song "I Need My Space" has been chosen as a finalist in the NASA Space Rocks contest, as noted above. The song will be the wake up song for the crew of Endeavour STS-134 mission... that is if you start voting for the song TODAY!

Go to NASA's Space Rock website and click the Vote button. "I Need My Space" is the fourth song. Go to the little dot with the check and VOTE! Thank you so much!

Stan Clardy AKA Space Possum

(We should have the song on YouTube soon.)

Space Possum
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posted 04-03-2011 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Possum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We still have two weeks left in the voting and we still need your help!

Here is our YouTube video, check it out and help spread the word.

Oh, by the way, YES, you can vote more than once!

Thanks for your support and keep the votes coming in!

music_space
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posted 05-13-2011 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder what the current and alumni members of Max Q make of this... My money is that they like "Rocket Scientist", a bluesy little number with a genuineness bound in its folk roots... They may like the tongue-in-cheek attitude...

That's the one I voted for!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-23-2011 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
NASA Announces STS-134 Wakeup Song Winners

NASA announced the winners of its "Original Song Contest" after six weeks of public voting. The songs will awaken the STS-134 astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour during their ongoing mission.

"Sunrise Number 1" by Jorge Otero and the band Stormy Mondays from Oviedo, Spain, earned first place. Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialists Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff and Roberto Vittori of the European Space Agency will hear the song at 5:56 p.m. EDT on May 31 - the day before the crew returns to Earth. "Sunrise Number 1" received 787,725 votes, or 49.8 percent of the total ballots.

"Dreams You Give" by Brian Plunkett from Halfway, Mo., earned second place with 612,959 votes, or 38.8 percent. It will wake the crew at 6:56 p.m. on May 30.

The Original Song Contest received 1,350 entries for consideration, and NASA selected 10 songs as finalists. The public cast 1,581,531 votes for their favorite song from March 29 through May 16.

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