A Space Travel Playlist

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  04.07.10 | 10:09 AM ET

Lapham’s Quarterly has a list of the tracks that were launched into space aboard Voyager 1 and 2 back in 1977. Thankfully, none of the top five songs we never want to hear in space made the cut. (Via Kottke)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

6 Comments for A Space Travel Playlist

leslie 04.07.10 | 3:42 PM ET

eva, i’ve been saying this for a long time: you come up with the coolest blog items. i love this one. bach in space is a given, but “el cascabel?”  what a great space travel tidbit.

Eva Holland 04.07.10 | 5:02 PM ET

Thanks, Leslie! Glad you liked it. I thought it was a pretty cool find, too - I loved that Johnny B. Goode made the list.

TambourineMan 04.08.10 | 11:44 AM ET

I remember this list from years ago and could’ve sworn there was a Beatles song on the disc. According to wiki, Carl Sagan wanted “Here Comes The Sun”, but EMI said no.

mohan 04.09.10 | 7:23 PM ET


Marcia Space 04.13.10 | 6:23 AM ET

Interesting list, but assuming that other living things will even be able to hear sounds the same way we do is a big leap of faith.

TambourineMan 04.15.10 | 2:33 PM ET

Come on. They were able to hear this, no problem:

They’re gonna loves them some Chuck Berry.

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