“I never imagined that when I wrote ‘Mission: Impossible’ it would one day be used to wake up a robot on Mars. That just goes to show that ANYTHING is possible. I am very thrilled and honored and I think it’s out of this world!”
(Business Insider – Aug 16, 2012) Every Mars morning, NASA researchers play a song to wake up Miss Curiosity. Today, during their Reddit AMA, they revealed their most recent choices.
Her playlist so far, according to “EMB” aka Eric Blood, who works in surface systems:
Sol 2: “Good Morning Good Morning” Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club
Sol 3: “Good morning, good morning” from Singing in the Rain.
Sol 5: Wagner “The ride of the valkyries” R10 Victory Song: Theme from “Mission Impossible”
Sol 6: “Got the Time” by Anthrax, and “Echelon” by 30 Seconds to Mars
Sol 7: The Doors – “Break on Through”, and George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set on You”
Sol 8: Theme from Star Wars by John Williams
Sol 9: Wake Up Little Susie by Simon and Garfunkel
Sol 10: Frank Sinatra “Come Fly with me”