NASA Has a Free Pack of Official Mission Sound Clip Ringtones to Make Your Phone Less Boring

Your phone is go for liftoff.

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I was a firm believer that my phone should never ever make any sounds in favor of vibration-only right up until the very second I discovered that NASA has a repository of short sound clips from their space missions in both mp3 and iPhone ringtone formats. Hey, maybe the short reminders of humanity’s proudest achievements will put me in a good enough mood to actually answer my phone.

From the NASA site:

Here’s a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong’s “One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” every time you get a phone call. Or, you can hear the memorable words “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” every time you make an error on your computer. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download.

Now we all get to spend the rest of the day being that person who won’t stop listening to and rearranging short sound clips like it’s 2005 and we just discovered personalized song ringtones. But with space history this time!

(via Boing Boing, image via NASA)

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