Astronauts will return to the Moon in 2024, and an infallible classic in these missions is to listen to music, as it is a great method of relaxation. For this reason, NASA launched a public call to create a playlist that facilitates its work.
“Music has been intertwined throughout the history of space flights, from pre-launch songs to wake-up calls to crew members playing instruments on the International Space Station,” the Agency explains on its official website.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, we are also preparing to return to the Moon in 2024, which means that astronauts will have a nonstop trip of approximately three days each way, the last long-distance trip,” they say.
The call to suggest your songs to NASA began on Monday, June 3 and will end on June 28, the same time period in which the Apollo 11 astronauts were making final preparations for their mission 50 years ago.
“We are accepting your suggestions for the songs that you think our #NASAMoonTunes playlist should be!” Says the Agency.
The ‘takeoff’ of our playlist will be on July 13 and 14, and it will air during a live program on NASA’s Third Rock Radio.