The White Stripes frontman and Third Man Records launched a "space-proof" turntable.
Jack White and his record label Third Man Records have made history by playing the first ever record in space. To celebrate the label’s seventh anniversary, they launched a custom “space-proof” turntable, just outside of Marsing, Idaho which was attached to a high-altitude balloon and spinning Carl Sagan's 'A Glorious Dawn’.
Jack White has helped launch the first ever record in space.
Named the Icarus Craft, the turntable was launched on July 2nd, with the craft reaching a peak altitude of 94,413 feet at 1:21:20 flight time, before the balloon burst and it began its descent back to earth.
The label reports that the record played for the entire hour and twenty minutes of ascension, before going into “turbulence mode,” where the record continued to spin, but stopped producing sound. The chosen record, Carl Sagan's 'A Glorious Dawn’, was released on the label in 2012 and is from the album Cosmos.
Speaking about the launch White said: “Our main goal from inception to completion of this project was to inject imagination and inspiration into the daily discourse of music and vinyl lovers.
"Combining our creative impulses with those of discovery and science is our passion, and even on the scale that we are working with here, it was exhilarating to decide to do something that hasn't been done before and to work towards its completion. “
“It brings us great fulfilment to pay tribute to the incredible scientist and dreamer that Carl Sagan was,” the frontman added. “We hope that in meeting our goal we inspire others to dream big and start their own missions, whatever they may be.“
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