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Top 10 in space music wins Norwegian a trip of a lifetime July 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Music.

A 14-year-old Norwegian girl has won a trip to Europe’s space base in French Guiana after winning a competition to name the most suitable choice of music for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Therese Miljeteig “came up with a wonderful mixture of songs that are ‘out of this world,'” the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris said in a press release Tuesday.

Her playlist will be downloaded onto an MP3 player and sent to the ISS onboard ESA’s space freighter, the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), in early 2008. She will fly to Kourou to see the launch.

This was her selection, which beat out 1,000 rivals from 10 countries:
“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

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