Rush's Countdown -- Space Shuttle Songs: The Music Astronauts Wake Up To
Late last week, the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis marked the the start of the NASA's final Space Shuttle mission. In celebration of the event, Spinner Canada counted down their Top 10 astronaut wake-up calls. Rush's Countdown from their Signals album took the #1 spot:1. 'Countdown'To see the entire list, click HERE.
Canada brought more to the Shuttle Program than the Canadarm, and it came in the form of a Rush song. The iconic Canuck prog-rockers' 1982 single 'Countdown' was wholly inspired by Columbia's first trip in 1981, the first of the Shuttle Program. The song even samples audio from this launch and was played to wake up the crew on Columbia's 27th flight in 2002, on the day the shuttle landed back on Earth for the last time. So it's a pretty perfect pick to complete our wake-up song countdown as NASA's space shuttle program enters T-Minus Zero.
Thanks to RushFanForever for passing along the news.
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