Jack White sent a playing record into space
A device capable of playing a record while in flight was successfully launched into space earlier this month and now the man behind the project, rocker Jack White, is sharing the results.
White’s record label, Third Man Records, successfully launched the Icarus Craft some 94,000 feet (just shy of 18 miles) above the earth. And, the entire time, the craft successfully played a vinyl record, a recording of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn.”
According to the label, the craft was designed by the label’s electronics consultant Kevin Carrico and was launched on July 2 outside of Marsing, Idaho. Carrico was assisted by members of SATINS (Students and Teachers in Near Space). Read more…