US space agency to launch space sounds as ringtones

Out of the world mobile ringtones are set to be launched, literally, as NASA recently released over half a century of sounds from space.

hidden November 03, 2014 18:16:35 IST
US space agency to launch space sounds as ringtones

Washington: Out of the world mobile ringtones are set to be launched, literally, as NASA recently released over half a century of sounds from space.

So you could hear Neil Armstrong's memorable quote, "one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind" or the roar of a space shuttle every time your phone rings.


The US space agency has created a page on the social sound platform SoundCloud to release the sounds.

Although sounds in space are stifled by a vacuum, scientists have discovered ways of capturing noise using special instruments on the Voyager space probe that converted electromagnetic vibrations into sound, Gigwise reported.

The recordings include sounds of Saturn's rings, Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus, as well as what Earth would sound like millions of miles away.

For example, the the clip "Lift Off" includes sounds of the first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 11.

The SoundCloud page so far comprises 63 files, including several of the most historic moments from the past 50 years of space exploration, The Inquisitr reported.

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