Following months of public voting, NASA announced the two winners of the "Top 40 Song Contest," which will awaken space shuttle crew members during their ongoing mission. The agency also released the final tally of submissions to the Space Shuttle Program's "Face in Space" campaign. Participants cast almost 2.5 million votes for the song contest and submitted more than 292,000 photographs for the Face in Space campaign.
"Blue Sky" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the most requested song to wake up shuttle Discovery's crew during the STS-133 mission, collected 722,659 votes. The song received 29.3 percent of the total votes. Finishing second was the "Theme from Star Trek" (original series), which also will serve as a wake up song. It received 671,133 votes, or 27.2 percent of the votes. To see the results for all 40 songs, visit: songcontest.nasa.gov
There were 2,463,521 votes cast during the contest that ran from Aug. 20, 2010, through Nov. 1. Participants voted from a list of 40 songs that have previously awakened shuttle crews.
NASA's Face in Space campaign received 194,181 photos that will be uplinked to shuttle Discovery via Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The images will return to Earth through a data transmission, and contributors will be able to print certificates verifying their photos flew aboard Discovery.
More than 98,000 other photos already have been submitted to fly aboard the next shuttle mission. Shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight is targeted to launch April 19. Submissions will be accepted though the liftoff date.
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