the songs on "no gravity" are developed with original sounds from outer space - recorded by NASA and ESA.
music by wulfmanson
poems by wulfmanson and till skywalker
backgroundpictures and paintings by wulfmanson
Tracks left behind by the November 2000 Leonids shower, as detected by ESA scientists. Each time a meteor crosses the atmosphere, it leaves behind a short trail of ionised particles. This trail reflects high-frequency radio signals from stations around the world for just a few seconds. The motion of the meteor trail due to the upper atmosphere winds changes the frequency of the reflected signal (Doppler effect). You 'hear' the trail as it is blown around by the winds before it is eventually dispersed.
ESA's Mars Express mission being tested on a special shaker in Toulouse, France. Every space probe undergoes dramatic vibration stress during launch that could damage the delicate instruments on board. ESA needs to ensure before launch that the spacecraft is tough enough to face the adventurous trip.
A 'whistler' is audibly emitted in the atmosphere. Whistlers were first occasionally heard at the end of the 19th century on long-distance telephone lines. They are electromagnetic emissions produced in the atmosphere, but their cause is still partly unclear. They originate from thunderstorms or meteorites, or even after earthquakes. Once produced, the sounds travel along closed magnetic field lines from one hemisphere to the other. Studying them can yield information about the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere up to very long distances. This one is a lightning strike recorded by Cluster (courtesy of Prof. D. Gurnett, University of Iowa).
'Dawn chorus' signals detected by ESA Cluster’s WBD (Wide Band Data) instrument. High-energy electrons get trapped in the Earth’s radiation belts. When they are accelerated by the electromagnetic field, they produce this familiar sound. With the help of missions studying particles in space like the four Cluster spacecraft, ESA scientists are investigating how the electrons are accelerated and how the sound like the 'dawn chorus' of birds is created.
Low-frequency vibrations from the Sun recorded by the ESA/NASA SOHO spacecraft. This sound shows how the atmospheric circulation inside the Sun causes very low frequency 'sound' to be produced.
Sputnik 2 was the first spaceship which brought an animal in space. The elliptical orbit had an apogee of 1770 km and an apogee of 320 km. Sputnik II circulated the Earth in 103,7 minutes. Sputnik 2 was a three-part conical satellite with a hight of 1.2m and was comprised of the following sections: - a cylindrical container for scientific equipment - a spherical container for batteries, 2 transmitters and radiotelemetry systems - a sealed cabin for the a dog named Laika Laika lived for one week and part of the downlink telemetry was her heartbeat. She died on November 10th 1957 when oxygen in her capsule was exhausted. The sound is Laikas heartbeat.
lyrics taken from the movie "dark star" by john carpenter
german voices: bomb 20 by Friedrich Georg Beckhaus, Lt. Doolittle by Manfred Lehmann, computer by Hallgard Bruckhaus
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thanx to NASA and ESA for recording and publishing the original sounds
thanx to till skywalker who worked with me at the poems