The Space Show 2019 Christmas and 2020 New Year Specials

While many Southern FM programmes may be taking a break on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, “The Space Show” will be doing musical specials. We will celebrate the space anniversaries of 2019 (in multiples of five years) with appropriate songs.

For example, expect: Ian Brown to sing “Stardust” to celebrate the 1999 Stardust spacecraft; John Marmie to sing “Water On The Moon” for the 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; Captain Australia to sing “Skylab Fragment” from 1979; John Russell’s “Space Monkey” for 1959’s Luna 1, 2 and 3; The Break’s “Phobos Grunt” for 1989’s Phobos 2; Scarfo’s “Cosmonaut No.7” for Vladimir Komorov (1964); Patti Smith with “Space Monkey” for 1959’s Able, Baker and Sam; the punk Rezillos’ “Destination Venus” for Magellan (1989); Joe Ellis with “Enterprise” for the rollout in 1979 of the first Space Shuttle; Tony Carey’s “White Sands” about Wernher von Braun, the first V2 bombardment of London (1944) and the V2-WAC Corporal (1949); and Paul Shuch singing about the famous find in 1984 of a rock from Mars.

Of course, the big ticket anniversaries were the fiftieth ones of Apollo 9, 10, 11 and12, so expect lots of Moon songs – some serious, many comical.

The Space Show” every Wednesday between 7 and 8 pm.

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