Title: “Floating in Space”
Artist: The Apples in stereo
Album: Travellers in Space and Time
Released: April 20, 2010

The Month in Legacy Space – April 2010
• Exactly two weeks before indie rock legends and avid science fans, The Apples in stereo, released “Floating in Space”, NASA concluded the final Phase I test flight of the X-48B Blended Wing Body research aircraft at Dryden Flight Research Center

• One day earlier, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center. The STS-131 mission earned the prestige of being the final night launch of the NASA space shuttle era and the longest ever flight by Discovery

The Week in NewSpace – September 4, 2017
• On Thursday, the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B Space Plane lifted off on its fifth orbital mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of Hurricane Irma. This was the first launch of its kind aboard a commercial rocket, the SpaceX Falcon 9. The U.S. Air Force stated that, “It is our goal to continue advancing the X-37B OTV so it can more fully support the growing space community.”

• After the successful launch of two small imaging satellites last month, Israel Aerospace Industries said it was beginning to see the market opening up for satellites whose performance they claim rival much larger spacecraft

Founder of The Apples in stereo, Robert Schneider is a PhD student in mathematics at Emory University, studying number theory under noted mathematician Ken Ono

STS-131; the final nighttime launch of the NASA space shuttle era

BONUS VIDEO: This song also appears on Travellers in Space and Time

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