During an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, NASA
reveales that they use various songs to wake up the Mars Rover Curiosity each morning, including The Beatles
, The Doors
and Simon and Garfunkel
The playlist of "wake-up-calls" for the Mars Rover was revealed by Eric Blood
, who works in surface systems at NASA.
The Beatles' "Good Morning Good Morning
" has previously been used, as well as The Doors' "Break On Through
" and George Harrison
's "Got My Mind Set On You
". Most recently, the Rover awoke to Frank Sinatra
's "Come Fly With Me
Obviously the guys at NASA enjoy a laugh, as they've used the theme from "Star Wars
" in the past to wake up the remote-controlled robot.
Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com