Jack White spielt das erste Vinyl in Near Space

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In vier Tagen will Jack White die erste Schallplatte in Space spielen, wobei Space hier die Stratosphäre sein dürfte, hochgeschickt mit einem Wetterballon. Dazu hat er sich einen Space-Turntable bauen lassen, die erste abgespielte Schallplatte im Weltraum wird das goldene 12"-Master des Carl-Sagan-Remixes von Symphony of Science. Wenn das hinhaut und die sowas wie einen Stream hinbekommen, mache ich hier dann nochmal ein Update.

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Third Man Records: Third Man Records attempts to play first phonographic record in space in celebration of 7th anniversary

icOn July 30th, in celebration of our 7th anniversary, Third Man Records will reveal our attempt to play the first phonographic record in space — a gold-plated 12” master of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn” (a moving arrangement of Sagan’s sagacious words culled from his magnificent Cosmos series, previously pressed and distributed as a 7” in their first year of operation, 2009). This record marks our 3 MILLIONTH RECORD PRESSED!

The vessel tasked with the mission —The ICARUS CRAFT — is a custom-built “space-proof” turntable attached to a high-altitude balloon designed by Kevin Carrico, who has NASA in his blood, and is responsible for assisting in the restoration of many of Third Man’s machines (Third Man Recording Booth) to working order. Kevin and the Third Man team are aided in their endeavor by SATINS (Students and Teachers in Near Space).