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Play Adventure Music In Real Time During Space Operations

Astronauts, mission control and spectators all have appropriate soundtrack in the background at all stages of mission.
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From countdown to launch, situationally appropriate background music plays through every step of the flight. For instance, the Blue Danube plays upon reaching orbit a-la 2001.

Pre launch: Reflective, soul searching, longing. Count down: Tense. Launch: Adrenalin pumping, chase scene music. Reaching orbit: Majestic, beautiful. Moon or Mars landing: Epic.

Not just for effect, the music could adjust adrenaline levels of astronauts and support teams, lowering or raising them as necessary. The example I found is a little bombastic in parts, it would have to not be too distracting. No cymbal crashes or anything.

Not finding a single example that's just right. I'll keep looking.

doctorremulac3, Mar 10 2018

This example isn't horrible. https://www.youtube...watch?v=QHOX2WaSqiA
GIves the basic idea. [doctorremulac3, Mar 10 2018]

Sad Calliope https://youtu.be/IclOWWeZtBM
[Ian Tindale, Mar 10 2018]

Your life could have a soundtrack Life_20Soundtrack
[hippo, Mar 13 2018]

Or there could be a soundtrack to your life Soundtrack_20to_20Your_20Life
[hippo, Mar 13 2018]

And in case something goes wrong... https://www.youtube...watch?v=zRfmFdaBdyk
Hey, a little black humor never hurt anyone. [doctorremulac3, Mar 13 2018]

Can't take things too seriously eh? https://imgur.com/gallery/vVkoPPU
[doctorremulac3, Mar 13 2018]

Fatal_20Auto_20Collision_20Song [calum, Mar 13 2018]


       In a studio next to mission control, have John Williams and a full orchestra playing the mission theme music and maybe composing or varying the theme in real time. They could have a direct feed off the mission status displays.   

8th of 7, Mar 10 2018

       John Barry.
Ian Tindale, Mar 10 2018

       Super Mario Bros. underground music would be perfect for a lunar mission for some unexplainable reason.
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2018

       The Wrath of Khan has a pretty good track as well, being I think the only Horner work on Star Trek.
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2018

       "There's Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow, there's Klingons on the starboard bow, scrape them off, Jim!"
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2018

       //From countdown to launch, situationally appropriate background music plays through every step of the flight//   

       ...and they are all required to walk in slow motion.   

       //...and they are all required to walk in slow motion.//   

       Is it ok to post somebody's idea if you give them full credit for it? This should be a standard thing for all important events.   

       I'm putting this idea up. I'm not sure if it's against the rules so let's find out.
doctorremulac3, Mar 10 2018

       // Is it ok to post somebody's idea if you give them full credit for it? //   

       Yes. As long as inspiration, content, or other Prior Art are fully acknowledged, it's not copying, plagiarism, or stealing.   

       Authors quote from other authors all the time.   

       It's only passing off someone else's work as your own that's naughty.   

       <wanders off to post "Two Cups Of Coffee" idea in the hope that no-one will notice>
8th of 7, Mar 10 2018

       I watched NASA TV for a while on cable. It was slow, but interesting. I think a 30 second delay on the broadcast would give the AI time to customize techno music to go with the gradual stuff going on.
beanangel, Mar 10 2018

calum, Mar 10 2018

- the whole of Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
- War Of The Worlds by Dark Comedy
- Spacelab by Kraftwerk
- Music of the Spheres" / "Harmonices Mundi" by Laurie Spiegel
iow there is already music related to space exploration both in (a) actual music associated with actual acts of space exploration and (b) music which is associated with space exploration in a more imaginative sense.
calum, Mar 13 2018

       How would this work in, for example, a Challenger disaster situation? Would there be a sudden lurch in tempo?

In principle the role of the orchestra in this idea is not completely unlike the job of cinema pianist in the days of silent movies, playing along to the action, improvising a soundtrack while looking at the action on the screen.

(Also, see related links)
hippo, Mar 13 2018

       //How would this work in, for example, a Challenger disaster situation? Would there be a sudden lurch in tempo?//   

       They'd do that record scratch thing they used to do in comedy movie trailers.   

       That's horrible, (slaps own wrist). Too soon?   

       Hey, I'm sure the brave astronauts we lost would have laughed at that one.
doctorremulac3, Mar 13 2018

       They would probably chuckle. In that job, you quickly develop a very, very dark sense of humour.   

       It's the constant proximity of death that does it.
8th of 7, Mar 13 2018

       I'm only signing up for this if it includes the theme music for Elite.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 13 2018

       Is that the video game?   

       If so, memories of sweet 8 bit goodness.   

       If not never mind.
doctorremulac3, Mar 13 2018

       The very same. It's now available (as Oolite) for Mac, and is very authentic.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 13 2018


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