SPACE WATCH – Top 40 “Space Songs”
Brian Basset/NASA – As a tribute to NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, artist Brian Basset created this commemorative drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time later this year. In 2004, Basset was honored with a one-man show of his space-themed comic strips at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. On July 26, 2005, an original drawing by Basset commemorating America’s return to flight launched aboard shuttle Discovery on the STS-114 mission.
Basset created the strip in 2000 about a boy and his dog, who dream of one day going into space. Twice nominated by the National Cartoonists Society for Best Comic Strip of the Year in 2003 and 2010, Red and Rover appears in more than 160 newspapers worldwide and is syndicated by Universal Uclick. Previously, Basset worked as an editorial cartoonist for The Seattle Times. more> http://twurl.nl/mfuo80
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Image Credit: Brian Basset
NASA Opens Voting For Original Songs
To Awaken Shuttle Crew
shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 launch, April 29, 2011
Electronic voting is open to the public on NASA’s Space Rock website, which includes the songs, inspiration and biographical information about the 10 finalists:
Songwriters and performers from around the world submitted 1,350 songs, including 693 from 47 states, 105 from Canada, and 552 from 61 other countries.
Below are the original song finalists (alphabetical by song title):
- “Boogie Woogie Shuttle,” by Ryan McCullough (Savannah, Ga.)
- “Dreams You Give,” by Brian Plunkett (Halfway, Mo.)
- “Endeavour, It’s a Brand New Day,” by Susan Rose Simonetti (Cocoa Beach, Fla.)
- “I Need My Space,” by Stan Clardy (Statesville, N.C.)
- “I Want to Be an Astronaut,” by Michael J. Kunes (Phoenix)
- “Just Another Day in Space,” by Kurt Lanham (Jacksonville, Fla.)
- “Rocket Scientist,” by Tray Eppes (Cullen, Va.)
- “Spacing Out,” by Jeremy Parsons (Nashville, Tenn.)
- “Sunrise Number 1,” by Jorge Otero (Ovideo, Spain)
- “The Countdown Blues (Hymn for Tim),” by Sharon Riddell (Nashville, Tenn.)
- STS-133 Top 40 Song and Votes (2,463,774 Total Votes)