What good is a drive through the Mars countryside if you don’t have any tunes? Thankfully, NASA scientists were way ahead of the curve on this (as usual), and the Curiosity Mars Rover plays a new song every morning as it “wakes up.” Here’s the playlist, which NASA scientists revealed during a live chat on reddit (a “Sol” is a Martian day; it’s 40 minutes longer than ours):
Sol 2: "Good Morning Good Morning" - The Beatles
Sol 3: "Good morning, good morning" from Singing in the Rain.
Sol 8: Theme from Star Wars - John Williams
Sol 9: "Wake Up Little Susie" - Simon and Garfunkel
Sol 10: "Come Fly with Me" - Frank Sinatra
That list is not bad, but the Fuse office thought NASA could use a suggestion or two. Here's a Spotify list of what we'd play if we were in charge of Curiosity:
If there's anything we missed, let us know in the comments!