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Posts: 64
From: Sweden
Registered: Jul 2006

posted 08-13-2007 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for perssj   Click Here to Email perssj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shuttle wake-up music is great. You get a personal touch to the people onboard. It gives an insight in their taste, the culture and a pure good feeling.

I got a lot of favorites from this source:
"Who let the dogs out", Baha men
"Donīt let go", Lindsey Buckingham
and many many more.

Question 1: I've hear that for the ISS expeditions the crew play wake-up music for the flight controllers. Does anyone know if this list of music is available somewhere from any/all expeditions?

Question 2: During STS-118, flight day 2 highlights I believe, I heard the ISS-music called "The cowboy's work is never done" or "Ride". Does anyone have the correct title and performer of this tune. It was very catchy, and could be a new favorite of mine originating from those space guys & gals.

Thanks for responding.
Jan Persson


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From: Norfolk, VA
Registered: May 2007

posted 08-13-2007 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure about ISS wake-ups, but all the shuttle music can be found here, including STS-118.

Jay Chladek

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From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 08-13-2007 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That wakeup tune was performed by Sonny and Cher (interesting choice actually). Not sure of the title, but that should help in finding it.

Since Clay called it station "KISS" I have to wonder if they have ever played any wakeup tunes from the band known as KISS? (Rocket Ride by Ace Frehley might be one)


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From: Fort Mill, SC, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 08-14-2007 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You gotta dig a little deeper and use the search box to find info on the one I wrote and performed with my band Private Numbers for STS-31.

Here's a pdf of all the wake up songs:


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posted 08-14-2007 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunatiki   Click Here to Email Lunatiki     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How often are the songs played live from Houston to wake up the astronauts? I ask that question because I remember not too long ago (2 years maybe?), Robert Earl Keen, a fellow Texan who I am a great fan of, played "Mr. Wolf and Mama Bear" live from mission control because one of the crew members was, like myself, a big REK fan. Anyone remember this? Has it happened before?



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From: Belfast, United Kingdom
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posted 08-16-2007 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have they ever used "Atlantis" by the Shadows as a wake-up call on Atlantis missions? (Apparently not on STS-117, though!)


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From: Louisville CO US
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 08-19-2007 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be awesome if they could give the wakeup calls for the DoD missions. Or maybe because of scrambling protocol they didn't bother.

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