The crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis were this morning greeted by R.E.M's Michael Stipe, who delivered a vocal snippet of the band's Man on the Moon, followed by a quick message. Stipe said: “Good morning, Atlantis. This is Michael Stipe from R.E.M. We wish you much success on your mission and thank all the women and men at NASA …
Ok, this is getting like a Lady Di goodbye
Can we move on now?
Actually, like, get useful robots into space instead of a glorified truck out of a Mad Max movie?
Space films are only real if people are placed in random positions and drifting about.
..the Windows 98 Space screensaver?
Windows, it's enough to drive you to drink.
Ugh. What's next, Bowie singing Major Tom?
What's NASA got, some thirteen year old dreaming this stuff up?
you beat me to it.
I still think it would be funny if they were awakened by HAL.
Time for some novelty!
Have James Earl Jones doing a reading of Son of Strolka (Youtube it).
I'm sorry Dave..
I can't let you do that...
Would you go outside with the CanadArm after a wake up call like that?
I was just about to say: Well thank God they didn't play Elton John, but then just thought I'd check the second video in case..... "We're honoured" etc.
His old stuff was great, but he should have retired the day before that taxi crash.
What taxi crash??
Agreed his modern stuff is terrible though, especially the way he sings nowadays!
The one where the woman died in the hole on the ground in france - all right, it probably wasn't a taxi as such - I'm not going to name names because it's all become so dull dull dull.
Oh THAT crash!
The blonde woman, known for her frocks, amongst other things..?
As there seems to be a recurring theme developing I would suggest
Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
I'll get my spacecoat
Why not Lou Reed?
"Starmen/ You can all go straight to the devil/ Starmen..."
So, they've gone with a song about a cocaine addict and a song questioning the moon landings... Great...
If there is one thing that drives NASA guys up the wall it's moon landing conspiracies.
Wrong song choice
Humans haven't set foot on the moon in my lifetime and I'm sad to say I don't expect them to.
They need to get James Taylor to do 'Fire and Rain'.
what they really need...
is james taylor to sing "youve got a friend", whilst the astronauts eat zero gravity crisps.
i, for one, welcome our new deep space homer overlords ;)
They should be woken by...
The Pistol's Pretty Vacant...
"In Outer Space, Nobody Can Hear You Sing"
Don't dislike REM but prefer "Man on the Moon" by Sugar!