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Anthrax Song ‘Got the Time’ Played on Mars

Photo by Matthew Rodgers

It’s been said that in space, no one can hear you scream. But NASA’s Curiosity Rover has proven an exception to the rule with its eclectic playlist of wakeup music, which includes Anthrax‘s cover of Joe Jackson’s ‘Got the Time.’

When he heard the news, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian exclaimed, “Yes, there will be moshing on Mars!”

The information was revealed during a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) hosted by engineers and scientists working on the Curiosity mission. Asked whether the team was sending Curiosity wakeup songs every morning, as had been the practice with previous Mars rovers, they revealed that she “tends to be less cranky” after waking up with music, and shared the list of tracks they’d chosen for the first eight days.

After kicking things off with a somewhat obvious choice — the Beatles‘ ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ — the team made some creative choices, as evidenced by the list below. Take a look at what their playlist so far, and see if you can come up with some suitable additions.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Wakeup Playlist

‘Good Morning Good Morning,’ the Beatles
‘Good Morning’ from ‘Singing in the Rain’
‘The Ride of the Valkyries,’ Wagner
Theme from ‘Mission Impossible’
‘Got the Time,’ Anthrax (cover of Joe Jackson)
‘Echelon,’ 30 Seconds to Mars
‘Break on Through,’ the Doors
‘Got My Mind Set on You,’ George Harrison
‘Theme from Star Wars,’ John Williams
‘Wake Up Little Susie,’ Simon and Garfunkel (cover of Everly Brothers)
‘Come Fly with Me,’ Frank Sinatra

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