TODAY'S PAPER
56° Good Morning
56° Good Morning
EntertainmentMusic

VIDEO: Michael Stipe's NASA wake-up song

Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. attends the premiere

Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. attends the premiere of "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" at the Crosby Street Hotel in Manhattan. (Dec. 7, 2009) Photo Credit: Getty Images

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe delivered an a capella version of "Man on the Moon" to wake up the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis this morning. It was a nice greeting that Stipe later said was fitting, saying in a statement, "I recorded 'Man on The Moon' for NASA in Venice, Italy, where Galileo first presented to the Venetian government his eight-power telescope, and in 1610 wrote 'The Starry Messenger' (Sidereus Nuncius), an account of his early astronomical discoveries that altered forever our view of our place in the universe." 

 

Exclusive subscription offer

Newsday covers the stories that matter most to Long Islanders. We dig deep to uncover the facts, hold the powerful in check and keep a watchful eye on Long Island.

Your digital subscription, starting at $1, supports local journalism vital to the community.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

More Entertainment