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Here’s what SpaceX astronauts listened to on their way to the launchpad

We know how important a good playlist is

We all know how important it is to have a good playlist accompany you on your drive, but what would you select if you were about to launch into space?

During NASA’s live stream Wednesday, commentators clued us in on what the two history-making astronauts would be listening to during the drive to the launchpad.

Veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the lone passengers who will be on board the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

You don’t have to be a NASA aficionado to know that this launch from NASA’s KSC will be history-making.

For starters, this is the first time astronauts will be launched into space from American soil since 2011.

Behnken and Hurly created their own playlist for their 3-mile ride out to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A and it consisted of three well-known songs. Oddly enough, none of the songs chosen have to do with space.


AC/DC - Back In Black

This song is more than fitting considering Hurley and Benken are veteran astronauts. But this time, they’re back in white.

The Girl From Ipanema

Many well-known artists have performed different versions of this song, however, the astronauts decided to listen to the version from the 1980 comedy “The Blues Brothers."

The Star-Spangled Banner - French horn section of The U.S. Army Field Band

As an important moment for American space history, it seems fitting the two astronauts set to break barriers in space exploration listen to the Star-Spangled Banner. It gives a patriotic feel leading up to a proud moment for the U.S.


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