Artists create EP of 'space music' from NASA's audio archive

Billy Steele
B. Steele|12.29.14

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We have a soft spot for all things outer space here at Engadget, so naturally an EP of tunes constructed entirely with audio clips from said exploration caught our eye... and ears. NASA recently released a massive library of sound files on SoundCloud, including rocket engine sounds and radio transmissions -- even President John F. Kennedy makes an appearance. Two musicians found the collection while working on another space-related project and decided to make 80UA: a four-track EP of "space music" that's constructed using only the space agency's collected audio. Of course, the clips were tweaked to fit each song, but all of the source material comes from NASA's archive. After roping in a few pals to help, Davide Cairo and Giacomo Muzzacato released the effort for free via Bad Panda Records, and as you might expect, SoundCloud was the appropriate landing spot. Head there to download the tracks, or jump past the break for a quick listen.

[Photo credit: NASA/Space Frontiers/Getty Images]

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