Let’s talk about how exciting it is that NASA’s new rover, Curiosity, just landed on Mars after eight long months. Did you watch the cool video about how difficult landing was, Seven Minutes of Terror? Curiosity is about the same size as an SUV, and it’s over there on Mars, 154 million miles from Earth, just wheelin’ around, checkin’ things out and sending us back pictures within 20 minutes. TWENTY MINUTES, you guys.
Okay, yes. Science. It’s amazing.
To celebrate Curiosity’s incredible existence, here’s a playlist about Mars, outer space and general cosmic bodies.
Life on Mars?
Space Jam – Quad City DJ’s
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Galaxies – Laura Veirs
I Wish I Was The Moon – Neko Case
Throw Me To The Stars – Elizabeth Rose
Starman – Mates of State
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – The Carpenters
Space Travel is Boring – Sun Kil Moon
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
When The Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams
Life on Mars? – Seu Jorge
Starlight – Muse
Honey and the Moon – Joseph Arthur
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Rocket Man – Elton John
Tell me your favorite out of this world tracks below.
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