Published Mar 07, 2008Music 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 grandmothers 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 Zoos "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