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NASA has invited Joe Public to vote on which two wakeup songs will rouse the crew of Discovery's 1 November STS-133 mission, and hopes musicians will rise to the challenge of writing some original music for the last shuttle flight when Endeavour blasts off on STS-134 on 26 February 2011.

Discovery astronauts will enjoy a couple of ditties from a list of 40 faves featured on previous missions, including Fly Me to the Moon, Here Comes the Sun, and Rocket Man, although we're disappointed that Supermassive Black Hole - which provided the soundtrack for Atlantis's final day in space back in May - has not made the cut.

STS-133 commander Steve Lindsey said: "We're looking forward to hearing which songs the public wants played for us. It's going to be a difficult choice, because there have been so many great songs played over the years."

For Endeavour's STS-134 soundtrack, NASA notes that submissions "must have a space theme". They'll be "reviewed by agency officials and the top finalists put to a public vote".

Mark Kelly, commander of STS-134, said: "Space shuttle crews really enjoy the morning wake-up music. While we don't have the best quality speaker in the space shuttle, it will be interesting to hear what the public comes up with. We are looking forward to it."

The deadline for uploading your STS-134 creation is 21:00 GMT on 10 January 2011. ®

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