Saturday 30 May 2020 astronauts Bob Behnken is Douglas Hurley they started from Kennedy Space Center aboard the shuttle Crew Dragon of the private company SpaceX. A historic launch from many points of view since it is the first mission completely funded by a private individual – Elon Musk – to reach the International Space Station. But the note of real interest, for all lovers of music and rock, are the songs that the two astronauts have chosen for their journey through space. Let’s find out more in this article.
SPACEX, THE ARRIVAL AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
The two veteran astronauts – Bob Behnken is Douglas Hurley – started from Kennedy Space Center, they got there smoothly International Space Station. The entry into the orbiting laboratory took place three hours after the berth of the private spacecraft of the SpaceX. The mission that brought the Crew Dragon in space it was a real revolution from many points of view.
First of all, we found ourselves faced with the first journey of two astronauts bound for the International Space Station, completely financed by a private individual. It was also the first launch from American soil after the NASA took a step back in 2011. And finally, for all rock fans and lovers, Behnken and Hurley have chosen a soundtrack very special to accompany them before and during the trip.
THE JOURNEY OF THE TWO ASTRONAUTS TOWARDS THE SPACE
After take off from Kennedy Space Center and on their journey to the International Space Station, Bob Behnken is Douglas Hurley they relaxed, ready to face the next 19 hours of travel. The two astronauts took off their new official suits, remaining in civilian clothes and showed the public – waiting and excited – the comforts of the new capsule financed by the SpaceX.
The real gem came, however, when the two astronauts made the world hear the ringtone chosen for their alarm clock, after allowing themselves a few hours of sleep. In the carrycot Crew Dragon it has indeed resonated Planet Caravan of Black Sabbath. Really rock tastes for Behnken and Hurley who already before the launch – in the minutes immediately before the start – had loaded listening Back in Black from AC / DC.
THE TRACKLIST CHOSEN IN THE CREW DRAGON CARRYCOT
The journalist of the CNN Caroline Kenny – as reported by Planet Rock – confirmed the musical choice of the two astronauts who started from Kennedy Space Center Saturday 30 May 2020. “We were told that astronauts listened to AC / DC’s Back in Black on their journey” you read in fact on Twitter.
In addition to the iconic piece of the band founded by Malcol and Angus Young and the song by the former formation of Ozzy Osbourne, the two astronauts personally created their travel playlist. The Girl from Ipanema from the cult film of 1980 The Blues Brothers and a French horn version of the anthem of the United States of America. Who knows what they thought AC / DC is Black Sabbath knowing that their music has even reached space.