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NASA Releases Historical Sounds as iPhone Ringtones

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot




    NASA has released a collection of free sound files 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:
    "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 for installing the ringtones on the iPhone.

    Article Link: NASA Releases Historical Sounds as iPhone Ringtones
  2. macrumors 6502

    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.
  3. macrumors regular

    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.
  4. macrumors member

    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.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    why is everything NASA does so cool!!!
  6. macrumors 6502a


    interesting, will definitely download the sounds later
  7. macrumors newbie

    NASA should sell them, a new way to fun the space program!
  8. macrumors 6502a

    NASA does have the cool stuffs :)
  9. macrumors 68020


    It came from NASA

    Five diamond cool @#$!.

    I could easily end up playing with this stuff in an audio editor until dawn...
  10. macrumors 68020

    far out!
  11. macrumors member

    Ah, the irony that the Sputnik-beeps aren't there.
  12. macrumors 65816


    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...
  13. macrumors member

    They are- under beeps and bytes.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    well... this is cool!!!
  15. macrumors 6502

    Gonna be honest, the "Houston we have a problem." is in... less than awesome taste. Not bad taste. But less than awesome.
  16. macrumors newbie

    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.)

    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)

    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.

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