Bowie Top Choice for Space Tourists

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<b>Bowie Top Choice for Space Tourists</b><br /><br />LINK<br /><br />David Bowie's Space Oddity has been chosen as the first track to be played on the first commercial space trip for tourists.<br /><br />The song, first released in 1969, came top in a poll to find the ultimate play list for the trips which are due within three years.<br /><br />Virgin Radio listeners voted for the songs to be heard on the new three-hour Virgin Galactic flights which will cost £100,000 per person.<br /><br />The track, with the immortal opening line 'Ground Control to Major Tom', was inspired by the Apollo 8 Mission.<br /><br />"Space Oddity is one of those haunting songs that seems timeless so it was fitting it came out top for the first commercial flight," said Pete Mitchell, of the Pete and Geoff Breakfast Show.<br /><br />"It was a ground-breaking track when it was first released and still sounds amazing today.<br /><br />"Back then, it still seemed a distant idea that the common man could pop up to space on a flight but in just a few years we'll be ready to take passenger flights in space."<br /><br />Other tracks that featured highly in the poll were Walking on the Moon by The Police, All Around the World from Oasis, Man on the Moon by REM and Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles.<br /><br />Sir Richard Branson has signed a £14 million deal to develop the project which could see the VSS Enterprise taking off from the Mojave Desert in California with the first fare-paying space tourists.<br />
 
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Did Mike Melville have music playing on SpaceShipOne?<br /><br />I think you'd be so blwon away by the experience you wouldn't notice any music going on in the background.<br /><br />I agree with the choice though. Great song! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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