Culture, Technology — August 29, 2012 10:10 am

What does the Mars Rover listen to?

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So, I woke up this morning, went to the bathroom, got on twitter and then turned on some music. This morning I decided to shuffle through my Avett bros. This is a typical morning for me. You can imagine my surprise when on twitter this morning I found out that the Mars Rover and I have a similar morning routine! This is great, I’m sure that if I had the chance to meet the Rover we would have so much to talk about and become the best of friends. One day Rover, I will buy you a beer, coffee or maybe some…motor oil? Whatever you’re in to.

Below is the list of songs that the Rover listen’s to at the beginning of each martian day or “sol”. The list is compiled by JPL.


Sol 1: Lovin’ Every Minute of It – Loverboy
Sol 2: Good Morning Good Morning – The Beatles
Sol 3: Good Morning (from Singin’ in the Rain) – Gene Kelly/Debbie Reynolds/Donald O’Connor
Sol 4: Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & the Waves
Sol 5: Ride of the Valkyries – Richard Wagner
Sol 6: Got the Time – Anthrax, Echelon – 30 Seconds to Mars
Sol 7: Break on Through to the Other Side – The Doors, I Got My Mind Set on You -George Harrison
Sol 8: Star Wars (Main Theme) – John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra
Sol 9: Wake Up Little Susie – Simon & Garfunkel
Sol 10: Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Sol 11: Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine, Fur Elise -Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (medley)
Sol 12: When You Wish Upon a Star – Louis Armstrong
Sol 13: Killer Queen – Queen
Sol 14: Star Trek Theme – Alexander Courage
Sol 15: The Twist- Chubby Checker


Here’s some new pics from up there too.

Here’s my one addition to the playlist and I’m surpised no one else has beat me to it.

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