NASA has created a SoundCloud account containing some of the most famous audio clips from NASA’s collection.
The SoundCloud page describes their mission: “Here’s a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong’s “One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” every time you get a phone call if you make our sounds your ringtone. Or, you can hear the memorable words “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” every time you make an error on your computer.”
The playlist, which includes over 60 MP3 samples from NASA’s sound archives, are part of the public domain. This means anyone is free to use every single sound for his or her own supernatural music compositions. The public profile of interstellar resonance and space-themed audio gives endless possibilities to EDM producers who are free to sample the tracks for their own use. This includes samples of rocket engines, space shuttle missions, apollo sounds, recordings of the solar system, and famous quotes from NASA astronauts. The library also comes just in time for SoundCloud’s newly announced integration with Twitter.
From John F. Kennedy’s “we choose to go to the moon” speech to the famed quote of the launch of Apollo 11 “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” NASA’s SoundCloud provides the bizarre, atmospheric sounds and abstract recordings of space. SoundCloud serves as an enormous public forum for aspiring producers, so it’s fair to say we expect space-sampling tunes in the near future.
Listen to the sounds below!