Surely it has to be the Final Countdown.
NASA has invited Joe Public to vote on which two wakeup songs will rouse the crew of Discovery's 1 November STS-133 mission, and hopes musicians will rise to the challenge of writing some original music for the last shuttle flight when Endeavour blasts off on STS-134 on 26 February 2011. Discovery astronauts will enjoy a …
It's a shame they aren't taking suggestions of existing songs that they haven't played.
Styx - Come Sail Away would be an excellent send-off methinks. (they climbed aboard their starship and holy frig they were aliens!)
Of course if they allowed the public to suggest these things there'd be no end of demands for Rick Astley and Final Countdown...
Odds-on that Justin Bieber's fans get hold of the vote and the poor final mission crew have to endure some kind of dire pre-teen warbling.
You would have thought NASA would have learnt from the previous voting debacle when instead of answering questions being put to the ISS crew by schoolchildren, they had to sit there (float there?) listening to McFly.
Well I don't have flash, and I don't know the song titles by name, but if that's the opening theme from 2001, I'd say it makes a good alarm clock tone for any occasion. As long as you plan to have an epic day, every day, which is probably a reasonably good bet when you're orbiting something.
It has to be "Sea Of Tranquility" by BJH:
We steered our ship to the Sea of all Tranquility
The only sound our voices, as star-struck we fly
Our hopes ever high
That the songs we sing and the words we bring
Should never die
We set our sights on the Sea of all Tranquility
Our pointless flight betraying now fallen we are
(Gods of old now broken and defaced)
Compared to a star
And the final reach to that barren beach
Is much too far
Yesterday our songs of glory shone
A dream of ages every one
We sold our souls for senseless gain
And brought our harvest home in vain
(Above the seven seas is one)
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