GovBytes: NASA Offers Space Ringtones

NextGov reports that NASA has launched a new feature on its website – space ringtones. NASA fans can now download the sound of a space shuttle taking off, Neil Armstrong’s famous line, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” or “Houston we’ve had a problem.” NextGov reports:

“NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years,” Jerry Colen, NASA App project manager Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., said in a statement. “Now we’re making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use.”

This is just another fun way NASA is encouraging people to engage. I wonder how people are setting up the ring tones. Since my Great Uncle worked for NASA during the Apollo missions, I feel obligated to set his ringtone to “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Is anyone going to download the ringtones? Who are using for each tone?

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Caryn Wesner-Early

Too cool – thanks! I’ve sent it to everyone I know, and oddly enough, they all seem to have plans for “Houston, we’ve got a problem.”