Astronauts Subjected To Celine, Elton and R. Kelly

Astronauts Subjected To Celine, Elton and R. Kelly
Music certainly is a medium that can affect everyone's behavior and personality — especially in the desolate regions of outer space. Astronauts being sent past the Earth's atmosphere are being given MP3 players filled with motivational music by the likes of Elton John, the Beatles and, er, R. Kelly — "I Believe I Can Fly,” not "Sex Planet.”

In fact all the music that has been loaded on to said MP3 players were hand picked by Therese Miljeteig, a 14-year-old Norwegian who participated in a competition held throughout ten countries by the European Space Agency. Entrants were instructed to send in playlists of ideal songs — obviously inspired by their grandmother’s CD collection — for a mission to launch a supply spacecraft on March 9.

The list that has been complied by Miljeteig has some interesting choices that are questionable for their motivational skills. How Babylon Zoo’s "Spaceman" missed the cut is beyond us.

The interstellar playlist:

The Beatles "Here Comes the Sun”
Frank Sinatra "Come Fly with Me”
Elton John "Rocket Man”
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong”
John Lennon "Imagine”
Irene Cara "Flashdance… What a Feeling”
Dire Straits "Walk of Life”
Celine Dion "Fly”
Status Quo "Rockin' All Over the World”
R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly”