Big Head Todd Record Space Shuttle Theme Song

Big Head Todd & The Mnsters’ new song “Blue Sky” has been recognized as the theme song of the Space Shuttle’s much-anticipated return to flight. As a result of this, NASA has invited the rock trio to be on hand as VIP guests at the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, July 13 when the space shuttle Discovery lifts off on its highly anticipated 13-day mission commanded by Eileen Collins, the first woman to helm a shuttle mission. “Blue Sky” will be available exclusively through iTunes starting on the morning of July 12. The song will also be on the group’s next album.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Todd Park Mohr wrote “Blue Sky” at the urging of John Horan, Deputy Program Manager for ASRC Aerospace Corporation, NASA’s research and development contractor. “John’s a fan and came on our BHTM Fan Cruise in January,” says MOHR, referring to a week-long excursion of the British Virgin Islands which the band hosts for 240 fans each spring. “We got to talking, and he said they’ve used ‘Rocket Man’ so much and wanted a song specifically about the American shuttle program.” After the tour, Mohr returned to his solar-powered studio in the Colorado mountains and started doing research about NASA. “I drew on my experience from visiting the visiting the Kennedy Space Center with Brian and Rob, where we were given a behind-the-scenes tour, as well as astronauts’ autobiographical material posted on the NASA website. I am a believer in space exploration and believe the effort is in many ways the cream and flower of human achievement.”

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