Still from video for “Sunrise Number 1”
recently announced the winners of its “Original Song Contest” after six
weeks of public voting. The songs will awaken the STS-134 astronauts
aboard space shuttle Endeavour during their ongoing mission.
Number 1” by Jorge Otero and the band Stormy Mondays from Oviedo,
Spain, earned first place. Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H.
Johnson, Mission Specialists Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff
and Roberto Vittori of the European Space Agency will hear the song at
5:56 p.m. EDT on May 31 – the day before the crew returns to Earth.
“Sunrise Number 1” received 787,725 votes, or 49.8 percent of the total
You Give” by Brian Plunkett from Halfway, Mo., earned second place with
612,959 votes, or 38.8 percent. It will wake the crew at 6:56 p.m. on
Original Song Contest received 1,350 entries for consideration, and
NASA selected 10 songs as finalists. The public cast 1,581,531 votes for
their favorite song from March 29 through May 16.
Face in Space
also released the final tally of submissions to the Space Shuttle
Program’s “Face in Space” campaign for the STS-134 mission. Participants
submitted 128,940 photos for uplink to Endeavour via the Mission
Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The images
will return to Earth through a data transmission, and contributors will
be able to print certificates verifying their photos flew aboard
than 7,550 other photos already have been submitted to fly aboard the
last shuttle mission targeted to launch July 8. Submissions will be
accepted through the liftoff date.