To Touch Stars Celebration Space Exploration / Various
The first-ever anthology CD of songs celebrating human space exploration, brought to you in partnership with the Mars Society and the National Space Society. If you've ever teared up at a space shuttle launch - or dreamed about stepping foot on Mars - you'll laugh, cry, and be inspired by these sixteen songs celebrating the rocketing history of human spaceflight. Even legendary Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin was moved to tears on national television by Fire in the Sky, recorded for this album. Included in this collection is Pioneers of Mars, awarded first place in the Mars Society's Rouget de Lisle songwriting competition. NASA honored it as wake-up music for the Opportunity Mars rover, on sol 20 of it's mission. Press coverage for this one-of-a-kind project has included SPACE.com, MSNBC, Popular Science, Air & Space/Smithsonian, The Space Show, Discovery Channel, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Seattle Times.