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Jack White                  performs at the Heineken Music Hall.                  Amsterdam, Netherlands - 25.06.12

Hipster guitar king Jack White just played the first vinyl record in space

Icarus Craft Makes History: First Phonographic Record Played In Space Complete Mission

You know the guy who's only into music you've probably never heard of? Jack White just one-upped him by playing a vinyl record in space.

White, former frontman of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, helped create The iCarus Craft, a turntable designed to handle playing music in low orbit. 

It was exhilarating to decide to do something that hasn't been done before and to work towards its completion.
Jack White

The record player reached 94,413 feet in an 81-minute flight before its balloon burst.

The project was a collaboration between White and an organization called Students and Teachers in Near Space. The special turntable launched from Marsing, Idaho. 

Carl Sagan Glorious Dawn

In case you're wondering, no, it wasn't White's music playing. The record of choice was "A Glorious Dawn," a compilation of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking speeches by electronic musician John Boswell.

So you're sending music into space. What kind of song would you pick?

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