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Rush's Countdown to wake up Space Shuttle crew this evening

Tue, May 24, 2011@4:45PM | comments

UPDATE - 5/24@8:52PM: I received an explanation via the CHROMEY Facebook page where the news had originated over the weekend. It looks like the Countdown wake-up call has been postponed 1 day until Flight Day 11 due to that fact that astronaut Mike Fincke is preparing for a spacewalk today and he will not be available to listen to or respond to the song. The new time is Wednesday, May 25th at 6:54pm CDT. We'll try this again tomorrow!

UPDATE - 5/24@8:08PM: Oops. It sounds like somebody was misinformed! The wake-up music was definitely not Rush's Countdown... it was Matchbox 20's Real World. :(

I mentioned this over the weekend but wanted to remind everyone that a one-minute, edited clip of Rush's Countdown from 1982's Signals will be beamed to the Space Shuttle Endeavour this evening at 8PM EST (7PM CST). It will be played as the wake-up music for the Shuttle crew, specifically at the request of Mission Specialist Mike Fincke and you can watch it live on NASA TV at this link. It will also likely be included as part of the Flight Day 10 highlights to be shown around noon tomorrow. This is the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission STS-134) and the second to last Space Shuttle mission (STS-135 will be the last and is scheduled for July). Here's the video for Countdown:

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