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Monday, October 15, 2012

A Space Song Countdown in Honor of Felix Baumgartner's Jump

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Mission Control watches Felix Baumgartner on monitors seconds before his jump. - JOERG MITTER FOR @REDBULLSTRATOS
  • Joerg Mitter for @RedBullStratos
  • Mission Control watches Felix Baumgartner on monitors seconds before his jump.

"Sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you are" - Felix Baumgartner

Where were you Sunday, October 14? Like seven million of my closest Internet friends, I was watching Felix Baumgartner's historic parachute dive online and chatting about the #livejump on Twitter.

An Austrian skydiver, Baumgartner partnered with Red Bull for his "Mission to the Edge of Space," attempting to perform the highest altitude jump, man the highest balloon flight and become the first parachutist to break the sound barrier. Teams are still confirming official information from Baumgartner's computerized chest pack, but the unofficial word is that Baumgartner has succeeded in setting a few new world records.

In honor of Baumgartner's historic -- and ballsy -- jump, we're giving you twelve rad songs about aviation, space and interdimensional travel. Happy flight!

12. Lou Reed, "Satellite of Love" "Satellite's gone way up to Mars."

11. Modest Mouse, "Space Travel is Boring" "She's the only rocketeer in the whole damn place."

10. Elton John, "Rocket Man" "Burning out his fuse up here alone."

9. Muse, "Supermassive Black Hole" "And the superstars sucked into the supermassive."

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