Did you know that NASA has an internet radio station? It is called Third Rock, America’s Space Station, and it is a station “developed and operated at no cost to the government through a Space Act Agreement with Houston-based RFC Media. Third Rock also will help partner companies fill high-tech job openings in the engineering, science and IT fields.”
But the space agency does even more to engage its listeners. On the same page, you can find a repository of MP3 files about the whole space exploration adventure.
There are many kind of available files – actually more than 100, including the eerie space sounds I have already written about, like Saturn’s radio emissions and Voyager’s interstellar plasma sound, but also some recording from space missions, from the 1970s onwards.
Some suggestions? Here’s my selection:
– Apollo 11 “Eagle has landed”
– Neil Armstrong’s “One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind”
– … and of course, the famous: “Houston, we’ve had a problem”