03-14-2004, 05:19 PM
Pink Floyd song played on Mars
The Pink Floyd song Eclipse, from the album Dark Side of the Moon was used to wake the Mars probe 'Opportunity' on the 10th of March 2004. The song was chosen in recognition of the transit of the martian moon, Phobos. After the probe had finished with the classic song, a second song, 'Meet me halfway', by Kenny Loggins, was played because Opportunity is halfway through its primary 90-sol surface mission. This is not the first time Pink Floyd was played in outer space: Russian astronauts took a recording of the Pink Floyd live album 'Delicate Sound of Thunder', into space with them. The US Mars probe 'Opportunity' is the second probe on Mars closely following behind 'Spirit.
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