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Claude
(big brother)
10/10/04 10:40 AM
Space Tourists Vote for Bowie.  

10.10.2004 NEWS: SPACE TOURISTS VOTE FOR BOWIE

And the stars look very different today...

Ananova today reports that David Bowie's Space Oddity has been chosen as the first track to be played on the first commercial space trip for tourists. Here's a bit from the story:

Bowie top choice for space tourists

David Bowie's Space Oddity has been chosen as the first track to be played on the first commercial space trip for tourists. The song, first released in 1969, came top in a poll to find the ultimate play list for the trips which are due within three years.

Virgin Radio listeners voted for the songs to be heard on the new three-hour Virgin Galactic flights which will cost 100,000 per person. The track, with the immortal opening line 'Ground Control to Major Tom', was inspired by the Apollo 8 Mission.

"Space Oddity is one of those haunting songs that seems timeless so it was fitting it came out top for the first commercial flight," said Pete Mitchell, of the Pete and Geoff Breakfast Show. "It was a ground-breaking track when it was first released and still sounds amazing today. Back then, it still seemed a distant idea that the common man could pop up to space on a flight but in just a few years we'll be ready to take passenger flights in space."

Well you learn something new every day. I never knew Space Oddity was inspired by the Apollo 8 Mission... always thought the inspiration was 2001: A Space Odyssey, but what do I know? Go here for the story in full.

Anyway, well done David... I'm sure there could have been more than just one Bowie song for this playlist. Here are a few more suggestions in case you need them, Virgin: Starman, Moonage Daydream, Hallo Spaceboy, Life On Mars?, I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship, Something In The Air, etc., etc., etc.

Total Blam Blam - (BowieNet News Editor)



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LadyGravedigger
(electric tomato)
10/12/04 12:27 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: Claude]  

"Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong. Can you hear me Major Tom?"

Doesn't sound too promising... But it's still pretty cool they chose it, although as you said, there would've been other options too.

Hello humans can you feel me thinking

diamondogz74
(acolyte)
10/12/04 01:13 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: Claude]  

In reply to:

David Bowie's Space Oddity has been chosen as the first track to be played on the first commercial space trip for tourists. The song, first released in 1969, came top in a poll to find the ultimate play list for the trips which are due within three years.


This is a very high honour indeed, 'Space Oddity' is a beautiful timeless piece of work, never dating.

I only wish I could afford the trip

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pablopicasso
(stardust savant)
10/12/04 01:53 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: diamondogz74]  

I am sure there are people on here who would get a whip-round together.

Phoenix


Can you think of anything better?


Claude
(big brother)
10/12/04 04:24 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

Virgin Radio listeners voted for the songs to be heard on the new three-hour Virgin Galactic flights which will cost 100,000 per person. The track, with the immortal opening line 'Ground Control to Major Tom', was inspired by the Apollo 8 Mission.


It's a very cheap trip!


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JollyGood
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/12/04 04:34 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: LadyGravedigger]  

In reply to:

"Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong. Can you hear me Major Tom?"

Doesn't sound too promising...


Before the Colombia went to space a silly Hebrew version of 'space oddity' was made.
The words were "ground control to Ilan Ramon"(The first Israeli astronaut).
Like you, I thought it doesn't sound so promising.
I just knew something will happen to him. I didn't like the fact I was right.
I hope they'll have better luck then Ilan had...

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Claude
(big brother)
10/12/04 04:39 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: LadyGravedigger]  

In reply to:

there would've been other options too.


My option is Life on Mars?



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diamondogz74
(acolyte)
10/13/04 07:56 AM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: Claude]  

In reply to:

It's a very cheap trip!


Will you treat me Claude? I promise to be good, I never get air-sick, plus Im a very good travelling companion

Somebody Up There Likes Me

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Rheingold
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London Bye Ta-Ta...

Claude
(big brother)
10/14/04 05:55 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: diamondogz74]  

Are you ready for the trip?

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elvenlass
(stardust savant)
10/14/04 07:43 PM
I would never go, but... new [re: Claude]  

I was mesmerized by that image.

"Caroline, the day you see anything through to the end, I'll stick my own dick in my ear." - Kevin Spacy in The Ref


diamondogz74
(acolyte)
10/15/04 06:53 AM
Ready, willing and able. new [re: Claude]  

In reply to:

Are you ready for the trip?


Claude you are my Hero

What a beautiful photograph.

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Rheingold
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London Bye Ta-Ta...

dejah-thoris
(wild eyed peoploid)
10/16/04 11:00 PM
another article on this subject new [re: diamondogz74]  

http://www.arrowfm.com/grapevine/stories/10-12bowie.shtml




Bowie Rocks The Universe


(10/12/04) -- What's cooler than listening to David Bowie in space? Uhhh... Nothing!! That's probably why David Bowie's popular tune "Space Oddity" has been chosen as the first track to be played on the first commercial space trip for tourists. Originally released in 1969, the song topped a poll to find the ultimate play list for the trips which are due to start within the next three years. The songs will be heard on the new three-hour Virgin Galactic flights which will cost nearly $200,000 per person. Yikes! Bowie has said that the song with the immortal opening line "Ground Control To Major Tom," was inspired by the Apollo 8 Mission. "Space Oddity is one of those haunting songs that seems timeless as it was fitting it came out top for the first commercial flight," said Pete Mitchell, of the Pete and Geoff Breakfast Show. "It was a groundbreaking track when it was first released and still sounds amazing today. Back then, it still seemed a distant idea that the common man could pop up to space on a flight but in just a few years we'll be ready to take passenger flights in space." Other tracks that made the shuttle's playlist included "Walking on the Moon" by The Police, "All Around The World" by Oasis, "Man on the Moon" by REM and "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles.





Atonalexpress
(acolyte)
10/30/04 08:24 PM
Re: Space Tourists Vote for Bowie. new [re: Claude]  

David should be the first to go!

The Atonal Express left the tonal world behind...



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