Adele, BTS, Katy Perry, Coldplay or Bruno Mars, among the 200 songs that will go to the moon on the NASA mission

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In outer space sound does not propagate in the same way but the passion for music can be equal or greater than on Earth. Therefore, the POT continues working on the creation of the definitive playlist that will become the official soundtrack of the next lunar mission. The list has already been posted on the main streaming platforms and includes names such as Adele, BTS, Katy Perry, Coldplay or Bruno Mars…

They are just some of the many artists who will be part of this expedition and who will be able to say, officially, that they too were on the moon. Obviously, there is music for all tastes, of all imaginable genres and rhythms, although we miss a Latin section since the entire sound proposal is Anglo-Saxon.

The crew of the Artemis II He continues to receive suggestions for his space playlist because you never know if there will be extraterrestrial life and if others will be able to enjoy earthly creations as the best example of human talent and love. NASA is preparing for its next lunar mission to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Obviously, songs with clear spatial references cannot be missing from this list: Space Oddity by David Bowie, Fly me to the moon by Frank Sinatra, Man on the Moon by REM, Rocket Man by Elton John, Blue Moon by Billie Holiday, Drops of Jupiter by Train, Walking on the moon by The Police, Spaceman by The Killers, Across the universe by The Beatles, Skyfall by Adele, A sky full of stars by Coldplay, New moon on Monday by Duran Duran…

The list is a true marvel of references such as ET by Katy Perry, Learn to fly by Foo Fighters, Dancing in the moonlight by Toploader, NASA by Ariana Grande or We’re all made of stars by Moby, among many others. All of them will be heard for some time since NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will undertake a trip around the Moon aboard Artemis II. This will be the first crewed mission on NASA’s path toward establishing a long-term presence on the Moon for science and exploration using Artemis.

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The flight, which will build on the successful Artemis I uncrewed mission, completed in December, will lay the foundation for the arrival of the first woman and the first black person to the Moon through the Artemis program, paving the way for future long-term human exploration missions to the Moon and, later, Mars. This is NASA’s “Moon to Mars” exploration approach.


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