Jack White to Play the First Vinyl Record in Space. Wait–What?

Jack White might love vinyl more than any other human alive on earth–and soon, he may be the biggest vinyl lover in space.

Rewind to 2012 when he told Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin he was working on a “secret project” that somehow involved a Third Man Records release to be the first vinyl record played in space. It can’t be a space shuttle or a Virgin Galactic ship, so the only really viable lift vehicle is a high-altitude balloon.

Now something appears to be up for July 30th. But what?

(Via the NME)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Jack White to Play the First Vinyl Record in Space. Wait–What?

  • July 21, 2016 at 9:40 am
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    Did anyone else notice what was on the record? It says Carl Sagan – A glorious dawn???

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