Musical tastes of Nasa's mission control revealed
The US space agency plays an array of different music to its spacemen to keep them cheerful during the lonely days and weeks on a mission.
The usually serious ground control play them everything from The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun as the spacemen wake up to Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon as they set off.
They have also played Walk of Life by Dire Straits as a cosmonaut sets of on a tricky spacewalk and Dean Martin's song Going Back to Houston.
A record of the records played has been published by Nasa's 'Historical Division' tracing songs in space right back to the 1965 US Gemini Mission.
The most recent one played by Houston to a space mission this year was Empire State of Mind by the rapper Jay-Z with Alicia Keys....
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