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MacRumors
Sep 22, 2011, 01:36 PM
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NASA has released a collection of free sound files (http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/) from its historical archives for use by space buffs as ringtones. The set includes sound clips from historic Apollo and Mercury missions, Sputnik's "beep beep beep", shuttle launch audio and more:
- Apollo 13's John "Jack" Swigert commenting "Houston, we have a problem"
- Crackle of the historic last launch of the space shuttle, STS-135
- Segments from President John F. Kennedy's historic moon speech
- Sound wave conversions of the light curve waves created by stars
discovered by NASA's Kepler mission and other sounds of planets and
stars"NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years," said Jerry Colen, NASA App project manager at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "Now we're making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use."

The website includes both MP3 and iPhone native M4R formats, plus easy-to-follow instructions (http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/iphone_install_directions.html) for installing the ringtones on the iPhone.

Article Link: NASA Releases Historical Sounds as iPhone Ringtones (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/22/nasa-releases-historical-sounds-as-iphone-ringtones/)



enklined
Sep 22, 2011, 01:49 PM
Good to see NASA put those lazy laid-off astronauts back to work to create iPhone ringtones.

In all seriousness - pretty cool. Downloaded all of them.

cshearer
Sep 22, 2011, 01:50 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5313e Safari/7534.48.3)

This is pretty nifty. I'm glad they're free, I don't know how into NASA sounds I could get on my iPhone.

Matariel
Sep 22, 2011, 02:21 PM
- Apollo 13's John "Jack" Swigert commenting "Houston, we have a problem"

The actual quote, according to official NASA mission radio transcriptions, was "Houson we've had a problem."
Swigert says it first, and Jim Lovell repeats it more clearly.

accessoriesguy
Sep 22, 2011, 04:53 PM
why is everything NASA does so cool!!!

Invincibilizer
Sep 22, 2011, 06:07 PM
interesting, will definitely download the sounds later

Mac American
Sep 22, 2011, 06:59 PM
NASA should sell them, a new way to fun the space program!

Will do good
Sep 22, 2011, 08:26 PM
NASA does have the cool stuffs :)

localoid
Sep 23, 2011, 12:43 AM
Five diamond cool @#$!.

I could easily end up playing with this stuff in an audio editor until dawn...

PracticalMac
Sep 23, 2011, 08:53 AM
far out!

TrickyRick
Sep 23, 2011, 09:34 AM
Ah, the irony that the Sputnik-beeps aren't there.

morespce54
Sep 23, 2011, 09:42 AM
Don't get fooled!
That's a(n other) way for the NASA to get into your Phone... Mouhahahaha ;)


...

Seriously, it's pretty nifty! I can't seems to find the "Sonic Boom" 'tho...

gschumsky
Sep 23, 2011, 11:40 AM
Ah, the irony that the Sputnik-beeps aren't there.

They are- under beeps and bytes.

Sackvillenb
Sep 23, 2011, 12:59 PM
well... this is cool!!!

britboyj
Sep 23, 2011, 04:02 PM
Gonna be honest, the "Houston we have a problem." is in... less than awesome taste. Not bad taste. But less than awesome.

Marauder1024
Sep 24, 2011, 08:08 PM
The actual quote, according to official NASA mission radio transcriptions, was "Houson we've had a problem."
Swigert says it first, and Jim Lovell repeats it more clearly.

For those who are interested, an interactive transcript can be found at http://apollo13.spacelog.org/02:07:55:19/02:07:56:40/#log-line-201319
It can be found in the original NASA transcript on PDF page 167 here... (source document page 160.)
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/AS13_TEC.PDF
from
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/apollo13.htm

02 07 55 19
Fred Haise (LMP)
Okay, Houston —

02 07 55 20
Jack Swigert (CMP)
I believe we've had a problem here.

02 07 55 28
Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)
This is Houston. Say again, please.

02 07 55 35
Jim Lovell (CDR)
Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a MAIN B BUS UNDERVOLT.

02 07 55 42
Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)
Roger. MAIN B UNDERVOLT.

02 07 55 58
Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)
Okay, stand by, 13. We're looking at it.

02 07 56 10
Fred Haise (LMP)
Okay. Right now, Houston, the voltage is—is looking good. And we had a pretty large bang associated with the CAUTION AND WARNING there. And as I recall, MAIN B was the one that had had an amp spike on it once before.

02 07 56 40
Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)
Roger, Fred.