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Curiosity: One Year on Mars

August 13, 2013

Curiosity team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory share remembrances about the dramatic landing night and future missions to the red planet.

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Curiosity's Wake Up Songs

The MSL mission team plays a song at the start of each sol (aka Martian day). This is known as the rover wake-up song.

  • Sol 1
    "Lovin' Every Minute of It" - Loverboy

  • Sol 2
    "Good Morning Good Morning" - Beatles

  • Sol 3
    "Good Morning (from Singin' in the Rain)" - Gene Kelly/Debbie Reynolds/Donald O'Connor

  • Sol 4
    "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina & the Waves

  • Sol 5
    "Ride of the Valkyries" - Richard Wagner

  • Sol 6
    "Got the Time - Anthrax AND Echelon" - 30 Seconds to Mars

  • Sol 7
    "Break on Through to the Other Side - The Doors AND I Got My Mind Set on You" - George Harrison

  • Sol 8
    "Star Wars (Main Theme)" - John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra

  • Sol 9
    "Wake Up Little Susie" - Simon & Garfunkel

  • Sol 10
    "Come Fly With Me" - Frank Sinatra

  • Sol 11
    "Cosmic Love" - Florence and the Machine AND Fur Elise / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (medley)

  • Sol 12
    "When You Wish Upon a Star" - Louis Armstrong

  • Sol 13
    "Killer Queen" - Queen

  • Sol 14
    "Star Trek Theme" - Alexander Courage

  • Sol 15
    "The Twist" - Chubby Checker

  • Sol 16
    "Rawhide Theme" - Blues Brothers

  • Sol 17
    In honor of the first drive: "I Get Around" - The Beach Boys

  • Sol 18
    "Call Me Maybe" Mars Science Lab Mashup - Carly Rae Jepsen and Caley Burke

  • Sol 19
    "Fur Elise" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Played by the SAM instrument (reprise) - "The Planets" by Animaniacs

  • Sol 20
    Tribute to Neil Armstrong - "Rocket Man" by Elton John

  • Sol 21
    "Free Ride" - Edgar Winter Group

  • Sol 22
    "Hit the Road Jack" - Ray Charles

  • Sol 23
    "Intergalactic" - Beastie Boys

  • Sol 24
    "Going the Distance"(Rocky) - Bill Conti.

  • Sol 25
    "Pumped up Kicks" - Foster the People

  • Sol 26
    "Yea Alabama" & "Let's Go Blue" - Univ. of Alabama & Univ. of Michigan fight songs

  • Sol 27
    "Stronger" - Kanye West

  • Sol 28
    "Let's Dance - Robots to Mars Remix" - Lady Gaga

  • Sol 29
    "Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen

  • Sol 30
    "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen

  • Sol 31
    "Don't Worry Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin

  • Sol 32
    "I Turn My Camera On" - Spoon