September 22, 2011
The Sounds Of NASA Available For Download
Historic and interesting sounds and sound bites from NASA space missions are available for download as ringtones or on your computer for events, errors, alarms and notifications.
The public now can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's, "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," every time they get a phone call. A new NASA web page now has a collection of more than 35 different sounds, each approximately 20 seconds. Examples include:
- Apollo 13's John "Jack" Swigert commenting "Houston, we've had 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 NASA sounds are available in both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) files. NASA will update the collection as new sounds become available. To listen to and download the sounds, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds
The NASA App for Android allows users to easily preview and set the sounds as ringtones.
To download the most recent version of the NASA App for Android, visit: https://market.android.com/details?id=gov.nasa