Jack White To Make Vinyl History, Will Play The First Record In Space

Third Man Records posted on their site yesterday that they’re going to make history, they’re going to launch the first phonographic record in space. The statement on their site says: “On July 30th, in celebration of our 7th anniversary, Third Man Records will reveal our attempt to play the first phonographic record in space — a gold-plated 12” master of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn” (a moving arrangement of Sagan’s sagacious words culled from his magnificent Cosmos series, previously pressed and distributed as a 7” in their first year of operation, 2009). This record marks our 3 MILLIONTH RECORD PRESSED! The vessel tasked with the mission —The ICARUS CRAFT — is a custom-built “space-proof” turntable attached to a high-altitude balloon designed by Kevin Carrico, who has NASA in his blood.”

The other neat thing to mention about Kevin Carrico is that he also had a hand in restoring the Third Man Recording Booth that sit in Third Man’s Tennessee location.
You can find specific details here but just to wet the collector appitite the site says: “To celebrate the occasion, Third Man Records will be hosting (literal) launch parties at both its Cass Corridor and Nashville locations, where the viewing of the mission, as well as live bands, exclusive, commemorative merchandise, and limited edition, 12” gold vinyl copies of the 3 millionth pressing, “A Glorious Dawn”.

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