Shuttle Crew Prepares For Spacewalk With Buffett Song

posted February 13th, 2008 at 10:49 am

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by Josh Martin

The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis awoke Wednesday morning to Buffett’s song “Oysters and Pearls.”

The crew began preparing for the spacewalk after waking up to Jimmy Buffett’s “Oysters and Pearls,” which opens with lyrics about Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

It was played for Atlantis’ pilot, Alan Poindexter, who will coordinate Wednesday’s spacewalk from inside the station.

“We’re looking forward to a great day on orbit and a great (spacewalk) and having Rex and Hans out the door here real soon,” Poindexter said.

It’s not the first time that the shuttle Atlantis has hosted Buffett’s music. On September 16th, 2006 the Atlantis crew awoke to Buffett’s “Twelve Volt Man.”


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  • http://www.the-real-dog-talk.com Boat Mon

    I can’t believe that the shuttle chose the worst Buffett song ever to play in space! “Oysters & Pearls” is the only Jimmy song that I find unlistenable.
    Boat Mon

  • Josh Martin

    I think there are some other songs on Beach House On The Moon that are way worse than Oysters And Pearls

  • Latitude Changer

    Come on guys – there is more to Buffett than Fins and Margaritaville! Oysters and Pearls tells a great story – it may not have a top 40 tune, but it has strong lyrics and a nice sound.

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