Jack White Wants to Play the First Record in Space

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 8:27PM
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 8:27PM
Jack White Wants to Play the First Record in Space
Jack White is already credited by many fans with keeping rock and roll alive in the 21st Century here on Earth, and now the musician is looking to take his act to the great beyond.

White's label, Third Man Records, has announced that it plans to attempt to play the first ever vinyl record in space. The record will be a 12" gold-plated master of Carl Sagan's "A Glorious Dawn" - a pretty fitting selection, when you think about it. A special craft called the Icarus Craft, designed by Kevin Carrico (whom the record label claims has "NASA in his blood") and SATINS (Students And Teachers In Near Space), will carry the record out of our atmosphere. Icarus consists of an apparently "space-proof" turntable that's attached to a high-altitude balloon. 

The record is sent to be launched on July 30, so keep an eye on Third Man's website for details on watching the live stream. In the meantime, give "A Glorious Dawn" a listen, and imagine yourself floating through the final frontier.


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