NASA Ringtones: "Houston, We've Had a Problem" and Others

NASA geeks rejoice: The agency has made some of their audio greatest hits available for use as ringtones.

You probably could have finagled a way to do some of these before, but now NASA has made it easy, putting a menu of options ranging from "Houston, we've had a problem" (The "Play it again, Rick" of NASA in terms of being misquoted), JFK's going to the moon "and other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" (although we prefer "I nail all these women not because they are easy but because I am hard") and, of course, "Houston, Tranquility Base here.The Eagle has landed."

Other choices include shuttle stuff, beeps and squawks from satellites (including Sputnik) and even "light waves curving to sound" from the Kepler mission.

"NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years," said Jerry Colen, NASA App project manager. "Now we're making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use."

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