Wednesday, July 04, 2007

ESA Playlist Prize

RLV News posts on the winners of the ESA ATV playlist competition, involving selecting an insipiring music playlist to be sent to the European ATV on its way to the ISS. The competition was only open to citizens of countries contributing to the ATV competition. (For comparison, NASA Centennial Challenges are open to non-U.S. teams with some U.S. connections). The prizes:

"The Grand Prize for the overall winner will be a trip to see the ATV launch in Kourou, French Guiana (South America) as well as having their playlist sent to space on board the ATV.

One prize for the best entry from each country. Each national winner will win a day trip to the European Astronaut Centre in Germany. "

The winning playlist:

Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Rocket Man - Elton John
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
Imagine - John Lennon
Flashdance - What A Feeling - Irene Cara
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
Fly - Celine Dion
Rockin' All Over The World - Status Quo
I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly