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."
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