Published Jul 25, 2016It turns out the rumours were true: Jack White and his Third Man Records are hatching a plan of truly cosmic proportions. Today (July 25), the label confirmed that it will attempt to play the first phonographic record in space.
In the announcement, it was revealed that the interstellar event will go down on July 30 as part of the label's seventh anniversary, with Third Man shooting a gold-plated 12-inch master of Carl Sagan's "A Glorious Dawn" into the cosmos, where it will be played on a custom-built "space-proof" turntable. The record will arrive via the Icarus Craft, with the high-altitude balloon designed by Kevin Carrico and with the help of SATINS (Students and Teachers in Near Space).
Third Man Records will also be hosting "launch" parties at its stores in Cass Corridor and Nashville, with both featuring an array of special goodies. You can learn more about those events here.