The Beatles' Music Played On Mars

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.

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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.

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    They should use "Satellite 15... The Final Frontier" by Iron Maiden to wake up Curiosity sometime.
    Apparently they used Parabola by Tool once too. Look it up. Nothing makes me feel more awesome about the state of the human race than the fact that there are Tool fans at NASA.
    It should wake up to accelerating beeps. That way Martians will think we're blowing them up every morning.
    What if accelerating beeps in martian is a slew of rude insults, whilst the beatles music resembles, by a strange coincidence, their version of a countdown timer?
    Rocket Man, anyone? Sir Elton John says himself that Mars is no place to raise your kid, but it must be okay for space rovers.
    There is an atmosphere, its just very different than ours. But i assume it would still carry soundwaves
    Alice Cooper - Might As Well Be On Mars, anyone? Obviously, like some posted, David Bowie would be perfect, especially "Space Oddity" and "Life On Mars?". Pink Floyd? A must-play... in any part of the universe.
    It should've been 2001 Space Odyssey. And at the perfect cue, everyone at the control center would scream "WOOOOO!" /ric flair pun
    NASA should use this as a chance to play Nirvana's entire catalogue, it's not like Courtney Love will be able to do anything about it.
    they should wake it up to some parliament funkadelic. maybe funk will get the martians to come out and groove... cuz when funkadelic starts playin, nobody can hold it in!
    I think this just kind of proved a point that smart people listen to what we here at UG will refer to as "good music" I mean NASA scientist and technicians and Anthrax? Didn't see any pop or rap on that list...
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    The fact that they played Anthrax up there is way more interesting than the obvious choice of the Beatles. At least mention the interesting part of the story
    Don't worry about the dislikes, I liked your post. Got the time?
    If you really wanna wake it up, use Bodies by Drowning Pool..makes you wake up and try to hit snooze before the song gets insanely loud
    Shoulda played 'Must Kill' by Cavalera Conspiracy just to show them we mean business.