Jack White/Third Man Records Aims To Get The First Vinyl Record In Space!!

…yes you read it right, to celebrate the labels seventh birthday the label have made a gold plated master of Carl Sagan’s ‘A Glorious Dawn’ (originally released as a humble 7″ back in 2009) – how’s it getting there? On the ‘Icarus Craft’ of course….a custom built ‘space-proof’ turntable which will be attached to a high altitude balloon! Here’s a few pics, find out more at Third Man Records

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….one small step for, errr, a record…
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…one giant leap for record-kind…

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What do we think of this? A harmless slice of Jack White flavoured eccentricity, great marketing ploy or just a bit of a silly idea?

2 Comments

  1. If he’s aiming for “the first vinyl record in space” then he’s 39 years too late. The Voyager Golden Records went up on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977.

    • Hi Jason, that’s a very good point – although if you wanted to be a pedant I’m not sure the disc attached to Voyager was ‘vinyl’, wikipedia has this to say, “The record is constructed of gold-plated copper. The record’s cover is aluminum and electroplated upon it is an ultra-pure sample of the isotope uranium-238” – Interestingly Carl Sagan is involved with both, what aliens will make of that who knows! Thanks

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