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(Abc.net.au)   NASA's Cassini spacecraft will blast 14 minutes of pure Rock n' Roll into space as it passes Saturn's moon, Titan   (abc.net.au) divider line 106
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2004-11-20 09:47:04 PM
In space, no one can hear you scream, but they will play some bad French rock music?
 
2004-11-20 11:33:52 PM
Are they covering Cheap Trick's "Surrender"?
 
2004-11-21 12:17:00 AM
Two little known French artists?

Why cant they use some real rock and roll, like Foreigner.
 
2004-11-21 01:26:44 AM
Is it the same French guy from that close encounters movie with the catchy music.

Boom... Boom... boom ba boom ba
Boom... Boom...

Flashing light show...Flashing light show...
 
2004-11-21 02:28:12 AM
How exactly will intelligent life think our culture has developed into anything worth visiting without the full 17 minute version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida??
 
2004-11-21 02:46:11 AM
There is no sound in space, no air or other medium or the sound vibrations to travel through... so how do they plan to do this?
 
2004-11-21 02:47:00 AM
What? No Zeppelin? Not worth my time!
 
2004-11-21 02:48:47 AM
they should just blare the Moving Pictures album.
 
2004-11-21 02:50:42 AM
TheBeardedCrazy
Why cant they use some real rock and roll, like Foreigner.

Why bother exploring outer space when we have insane aliens right here on Earth?
 
2004-11-21 02:50:53 AM
The French have over two hundred words for "surrender."
 
2004-11-21 02:51:23 AM
Um... How are they doing this? Blasting it over speakers is completely useless... sound requires matter to travel across... Are they just gonna leave the CD in orbit? Those things scratch so easily just in my car, I can't imagine how bad they would scratch in space.
 
2004-11-21 02:52:17 AM
At least we can be thankful cRap wasn't really around then, as that could be cause for our imperial overlords blasting the crap out of existance...
 
2004-11-21 02:52:26 AM
"Um. Air."

"Boy, ain't no air in space."

"There's an air and space museum."

/much funnier when heard
 
2004-11-21 02:52:41 AM
No stairway??
Denied!!
 
2004-11-21 02:54:27 AM
Something tells me this article is all hype. I'd be quite surprised if Cassini was actually going to emit any signal -- what's the paint, it's far too weak.

"The ESA [European Space Agency] wanted to add artistic content to the mission, to leave some trace of humanity in the unknown and send a sign to any possible extraterrestrial populations," Civange said.

Leave some trace? Ha! Apparently no one bothered to tell these guys that at the end of its mission, Cassini will likely be crashed into Saturn (as done with Gallilo at Jupiter).
 
2004-11-21 02:54:38 AM
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will blast 14 minutes of pure Rock n' Roll into space as it passes Saturn's moon, Titan. The rest of the world gives up and commits suicide over France's superiority of space.
 
2004-11-21 02:54:59 AM
2004-11-21 02:50:42 AM Amorphophallus_Titanum


Why bother exploring outer space when we have insane aliens right here on Earth?



First thing that came to mind when both insane and aliens are used in the same sentance...

 
2004-11-21 02:55:00 AM
Remember folks, nobody can hear you scream in space, but they can still hear (well, receive) radio waves. If you could somehow travel faster than light and go in a straight line away from Earth, you could pick up the original radio and television broadcasts of your favorite shows
 
2004-11-21 02:55:03 AM
Fnord: what's the paint, it's far too weak.

Err, point. Not paint.
 
2004-11-21 02:55:41 AM
Man, they totally should have included Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf.

/May have recently watched Star Trek: First Contact
 
2004-11-21 02:59:34 AM
tax dollars at work, people.
personally, i think we should scrap nasa altogether and "shuttle" the money towards making better drugs.
 
2004-11-21 02:59:56 AM
definatly a little dark side of the moon is in order. Where were the brits to give the french a nice handy slapping eh?
 
2004-11-21 03:01:30 AM


This planet needs a higher resolution!
 
2004-11-21 03:02:33 AM
What music would I send...



(Tears up)Someday...
 
2004-11-21 03:03:51 AM
Meanwhile the Earth's "A" material has been locked in a vault in Area-51...(being remastered with more cowbell, no doubt)



...all in unison...."thanks Napster!"
 
2004-11-21 03:04:47 AM
Consensus (i.e., 2 comments in the first dozen) seems to be that the purest of Rock is some good old, 200-proof Led Zeppelin. But whether you agree with that or not, nobody on the planet would call some obscure French crap pure farking rock.
 
2004-11-21 03:05:03 AM
 
2004-11-21 03:10:08 AM
If the RIAA catches any aliens downloading this shiat there's gonna be an intergalactic lawsuit.
 
2004-11-21 03:11:18 AM
Wait a second, we had our ROCKET SCIENTISTS waste their time on this? Asuming that this being done with radio waves, this is really not accomplishing much. Saturn is approx. 70 lightminutes away from Earth. If we would broadcast the signal from some French radio station, it would only take a little more than an hour longer to reach our alien overloads and incite them to destroy us.

What an incredible waste of good technology.

/can't believe he just converted AUs to lightminutes via Google calculator...
 
2004-11-21 03:12:02 AM
If anyone was to pick only four songs to be sent out instead the French "Le Roq un Rolle" what would it be.
Mine:
1. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones.
2. Out on the Tile - Led Zeppelin.
3. Walk This Way - Aerosmith.
4. Highway to Hell - AC/DC.
 
2004-11-21 03:16:16 AM
Wow. That was certainly worth $3.4 BILLION dollars.

I'm so proud. I can't wait to pay my taxes next April.
 
2004-11-21 03:17:46 AM
If any Rush song is broadcast into space it should be Cygnus X-1.
 
2004-11-21 03:21:49 AM
Phill: Wait a second, we had our ROCKET SCIENTISTS waste their time on this?

No. The ESA spent a couple euros to glue a small CD in the Huygens probe.

NASA has done similar things in the past... IIRC, the current Mars mission included a DVD of people who submitted their name to a NASA website. It's cheap fun publicity. Well, at least it is if you're including something other than two obscure musicians.
 
2004-11-21 03:22:49 AM
Out on the Tile was a horrible song.

I probably would have picked one of the Cygnus X-1's if I were them.

Hats off to Geddy, Alex, and Neil...not Roy Harper.
 
2004-11-21 03:23:11 AM
Phill: /can't believe he just converted AUs to lightminutes via Google calculator...

You could do worse...
 
2004-11-21 03:23:19 AM
Floyd's Interstellar Overdrive.

Obviously.
 
2004-11-21 03:24:59 AM
Wait, wait, wait. The French can play music other than "Horst Wessel Lied" & "Lied der Deutschen"? Do the Germans know this?!
 
2004-11-21 03:25:06 AM
Sorry killer miller, I didn't see you there-great minds think alike I guess.
 
2004-11-21 03:30:27 AM
Aliens to Earth: Send more Chuck Berry!
 
2004-11-21 03:30:48 AM
My dad worked on the Cassini. I remember seeing the thing finally launch and being happy he'd be off the nightshift after so long.

You'd be surprised how many little souvinir-type things like this end up on spacecraft. Remember the golden record on Voyager? They're cheap, cute, fairly pointless, but they do attract attention and garner a few short news clips. I mean, hey, we're talking about it on Fark, right?

/name is carried about Cassini, Stardust, and one of the Mars rovers
 
2004-11-21 03:42:05 AM
 
2004-11-21 03:44:10 AM
Change "about" to "aboard" in my last post.

/Should have gone to bed a couple hours ago, obviously
 
2004-11-21 03:48:19 AM
Here I was, getting ready to comment on how Rock has finally triumphed over Rap and "Nu-Metal," and it turns out they're broadcasting some French crap. French people probably don't even know what Rock means, and if they do, they probably spell it Roquesct or something. Stupid silent French consonants.
 
2004-11-21 03:54:24 AM
They said French Rock and I'm thinking Plastic Bertrand...
 
2004-11-21 03:59:15 AM
"How exactly will intelligent life think our culture has developed into anything worth visiting without the full 17 minute version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida??"

/sadly reminds self that Saturn will never know with only 14 :( Perhaps another planet...
 
2004-11-21 04:05:21 AM
Jefferson Starship
Alien
I Want To See Another World
Show Yourself
Hyperdrive



/too much time on my hands?
 
2004-11-21 04:26:47 AM
French rock...I think the ESA is trying to start the first intergalactic war. On a positive note, the aliens will be able to trace the origins back France and rid us of them.
 
2004-11-21 04:47:52 AM
 
2004-11-21 04:53:23 AM
Music in space?

The sound that is John Cage's 4' 33".
 
2004-11-21 05:04:44 AM
 
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