Astronaut Rock: NASA's Final Space Shuttle Wakeup Songs

Flight Day 12 - July 19, 2011


The Flight Day 12 wakeup music was "Don't Panic" by Coldplay, which was played for Pilot Doug Hurley. This was the last wakeup song played for a shuttle crew while docked to the International Space Station. Coldplay's “Viva la Vida” was the wakeup music for the crew on Flight Day 2.

Flight Day 13 - July 20, 2011

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The Flight Day 13 wakeup music was "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland, played for Commander Chris Ferguson. It was followed by a prerecorded message from Kennedy Space Center employees. Kennedy is home to the space shuttle fleet, along with its launch pads and the people who prepared the shuttles for each trip into space. Atlantis is scheduled to land at the Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy on Thursday.

Flight Day 14 - July 21, 2011


Kate Smith’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s "God Bless America" woke Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. But unlike most wakeup songs, which are played in honor of a particular crew member, this one was dedicated to all the men and women who have worked for the Space Shuttle Program in the past three decades.

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