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Third Rock Radio

NASA's mission of discovery and exploration is being showcased in a custom-produced Internet music radio station that is crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults. Third Rock - America's Space Station offers listeners a New Rock/Indie/Alternative format. The station is being developed and operated at no cost to the government through a Space Act Agreement with Houston-based RFC Media. Third Rock also will help partner companies fill high-tech job openings in the engineering, science and IT fields. Visit Third Rock.

Download NASA Sounds

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. Or, you can hear the memorable words "Houston, we've had a problem," every time you make an error on your computer. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download.

Note: M4R files must be downloaded and imported via iTunes. They will not play in your browser.






Discovery:


MP3

Discovery - APU shutdown
Discovery - Computers are in control
Discovery - Go at throttle up (1)
Discovery - Go at throttle up (2)
Discovery - Go for deploy
Discovery - Good Picture of Steve
Discovery - Houston Discovery
Discovery - Houston Discovery 2
Discovery - How do you read
Discovery - Lookin' at it
Discovery - MECO
Discovery - Nice to be in orbit
Discovery - On its way to orbit
Discovery - Press to ATO
Discovery - Roger roll
Discovery - STS-26 Liftoff
Discovery - STS-41D Liftoff
Discovery STS-131: Sound of Launch
Discovery - Vector transfer
Discovery - Wheelstop
M4R (iPhone)
Discovery - APU shutdown
Discovery - Computers are in control
Discovery - Go at throttle up (2)
Discovery - Go at throttle up (1)
Discovery - Go at throttle up (2)
Discovery - Go for Deploy
Discovery - Good Picture of Steve
Discovery - Houston Discovery
Discovery - Houston Discovery 2
Discovery - How do you read
Discovery - Lookin' at it
Discovery - MECO
Discovery - Nice to be in orbit
Discovery - On its way to orbit
Discovery - Press to ATO
Discovery - Roger roll
Discovery - STS-26 Liftoff
Discovery - STS-41D Liftoff
Discovery - STS-131: Sound of Launch
Discovery - Vector Transfer
Discovery - Wheelstop






Shuttle and Station

 

MP3
STS-1: We're Going to Dust it Off First
STS-7: That Was Definitely an E-ticket!
STS-26: Liftoff
STS-41D: Liftoff
STS-131: Sound of Launch
STS-132: Shuttle Gear Drop
STS-135: Countdown to Launch
STS-135: Launch Commentary
STS-135: Landing Commander Comments
STS-135: Landing Comments
M4R (iPhone)
STS-1: We're Going to Dust it Off First
STS-7: That Was Definitely an E-ticket!
STS-26: Liftoff
STS-41D: Liftoff
STS-131: Sound of Launch
STS-132: Shuttle Gear Drop
STS-135: Countdown to Launch
STS-135: Launch Commentary
STS-135: Landing Commander comments
STS-135: Landing Comments






Apollo and Mercury

MP3
Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
Apollo 11: We Have a Lift-Off
Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed
Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed Extended
Apollo 11: That's One Small Step for (a) Man
Apollo 12: Cardiac Sim
Apollo 12: All Weather Testing
Apollo 13: Houston, We've Had a Problem
JFK: Return Him Safely to Earth
JFK: We Choose the Moon with Apollo 11 Launch
JFK: We Choose the Moon
Mercury 4: Clock Started
Mercury 6: Zero G
Mercury 6: God Speed
Mercury 7: Liftoff
Mercury 7: Fireflies
Mercury 7: Guaymas Greeting
Mercury 9: Astronaut Cooper Comments
M4R (iPhone)
Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
Apollo 11: We Have a Lift-Off
Apollo 11: Eagle has Landed
Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed Extended
Apollo 11: That's One Small Step for (a) Man
Apollo 12: Cardiac Sim
Apollo 12: All Weather Testing
Apollo 13: Houston, We've Had a Problem
JFK: Return Him Safely to Earth
JFK: We Choose the Moon with Apollo 11 Launch
JFK: We Choose the Moon
Mercury 4: Clock Started
Mercury 6: Zero G
Mercury 6: God Speed
Mercury 7: Liftoff
Mercury 7: Fireflies
Mercury 7: Guaymas Greeting
Mercury 9: Astronaut Cooper Comments






Missions

MP3
Atlas V: Launch
Cassini: Enceladus Sound
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #1
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #2
Juno: Morse code "HI" received from Earth
Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound
Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curve Waves to Sound
LCROSS: Water on the Moon Song
Stardust: Passing Comet Tempel 1
Voyager: Interstellar Plasma Sounds
Voyager: Lightning on Jupiter
M4R (iPhone)
Atlas V: Launch
Cassini: Enceladus Sound
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #1
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #2
Juno: Morse code "HI" received from Earth
Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound
Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curve Waves to Sound
LCROSS: Water on the Moon Song
Stardust: Passing Comet Tempel 1
Voyager: Interstellar Plasma Sounds
Voyager: Lightning on Jupiter






Beeps and Bytes

MP3
Chorus Radio Waves within Earth's Atmosphere
Courtesty of Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) team at the University of Iowa
Quindar: Sound #1
Quindar: Sound #2
Sputnik: Beep
M4R (iPhone)
Chorus Radio Waves within Earth's Atmosphere
Courtesty of Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) team at the University of Iowa
Quindar: Sound #1
Quindar: Sound #2
Sputnik: Beep






Sounds of the Future

MP3
J-2X Test Fire
SLS Test Fire
M4R (iPhone)
J-2X Test Fire
SLS Test Fire

Ringtone Directions

Android (MP3 format) - We recommend downloading the most recent version of the NASA App for Android for previewing and installing these ringtones. The ringtones option is found on the main screen of NASA App for Android by hitting the menu button on your phone.

iPhone (M4R format) - Please visit our iPhone directions for downloading and installing M4R ringtones page.

Other (MP3 format) - Most smartphones can play MP3 files as ringtones. The process for downloading and installing ringtones to a smartphone may vary greatly based on phone, operating system, and service provider. Check your phone’s user manual or your provider’s website. Some providers may limit your access to ringtones not sold through their site. You can still enjoy the MP3 files on your computer.

Page Last Updated: December 10th, 2013
Page Editor: Gary Daines