First Phonograph Record Played in Space. Watch Full Movie about the Mission
People have been trying to reach out to those who may live in space AKA aliens for years.
On July 2, a new achievement was made made – the first phonograph (record player) record was played in open space. And though there is no sound in the vacuum, it is still amazing.
The custom built turntable was attached to a high-altitude balloon and launched in Idaho, USA. The record – Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn” played on a loop during the balloon’s ascension to more than 94 000 feet.
“Our main goal from inception to completion of this project was to inject imagination and inspiration into the daily discourse of music and vinyl lovers,” White said in a statement. “Combining our creative impulses with those of discovery and science is our passion, and even on the scale that we are working with here, it was exhilarating to decide to do something that hasn’t been done before and to work towards its completion.”