Jack White‘s Third Man Records are attempting to play the first phonographic record in space.
The company have custom-made a “space-proof” turntable – “the Icarus Craft” – which will be attached to a high-altitude balloon. The balloon will be launched into the stratosphere where it will play a gold-plated master of the label’s 2010 single, Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn”.
The event will commemorate the label’s 3 millionth record pressed.
The Icarus Craft has been designed by Kevin Carrico, who is responsible for assisting in the restoration of many of Third Man’s machines, including the Third Man Recording Booth.
Launch parties will be thrown on July 30 at both Third Man locations in Nashville and Detroit and will featuring live bands, merchandise and limited edition gold vinyl copies of the Sagan record.
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