[amsat-bb] Sounds of NASA

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Thu Sep 22 09:40:55 PDT 2011


MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- Historic and interesting sounds and sound 
bites from NASA space missions are available for download as 
ringtones or on your computer for events, errors, alarms and 

The public now can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil 
Armstrong's, "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for 
mankind," every time they get a phone call. A new NASA web page now 
has a collection of more than 35 different sounds, each approximately 
20 seconds. Examples include: 

- Apollo 13's John "Jack" Swigert commenting "Houston, we have a 
- Crackle of the historic last launch of the space shuttle, STS-135 
- Segments from President John F. Kennedy's historic moon speech 
- Sound wave conversions of the light curve waves created by stars 
discovered by NASA's Kepler mission and other sounds of planets and 

"NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years," said Jerry 
Colen, NASA App project manager at the agency's Ames Research Center 
in Moffett Field, Calif. "Now we're making some of these memorable 
sounds easy to find and use." 

The NASA sounds are available in both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) files. NASA 
will update the collection as new sounds become available. To listen 
to and download the sounds, visit: 


The NASA App for Android allows users to easily preview and set the 
sounds as ringtones. 

To download the most recent version of the NASA App for Android, 



Clint Bradford
clintbradford at mac.com

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