China's first lunar satellite to broadcast music

Posted on Saturday, Jul 08 2006 @ 01:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
China says its first lunar probe, which will be launched next year, will transmit 30 pieces of Chinese music to the Earth:
The Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said on Friday that it is seeking recommendations from the public on which tunes to play in a bid to increase public awareness of China's space program.

The public will be able to choose from a list of 150 songs put forward by the commission's Lunar Probe Engineering Center, which includes music from the country's 56 ethnic groups, pop music from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong and opera soundtracks.

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