Rocker Jack White’s Next Project Involves Carl Sagan and Outer Space July 21, 2016

Rocker Jack White’s Next Project Involves Carl Sagan and Outer Space

Next week, rocker Jack White (previously of The White Stripes) plans to make an announcement through his Third Man Records group that appears to have something to do with Carl Sagan and space.


In 2009, White released a 7″ vinyl record called “A Glorious Dawn” (originally by MelodySheep) which remixed Sagan’s words. You can hear a YouTube version of the song below.

But if he’s already released that album, what’s happening on July 30?

Some are speculating that White will get that vinyl record played in outer space — the first time that’s ever happened. He suggested as much in 2012:

“We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player, and possibly that Carl Sagan record, and figure out a way to drop the needle with all that turbulence up there and ensure that it will still play,” he said in a chat recorded by Interview magazine. Aldrin recommended that White talk to the CEO of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, because Branson is “always interested in doing unusual things,” he said.

That wouldn’t necessarily be memorable as far as famous firsts go, but playing the words of Sagan on an album in outer space? There’s something beautiful and poetic about that.

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