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NASA Releases Historical Sounds As Free iPhone Ringtones

NASA has just released a cool new collection of free sound files from its historical archives for use as ringtones. The set includes clips from historic Apollo and Mercury missions, the beeping of Sputnik, and audio from shuttle launches.

The full collection includes the following:

– Apollo 13′s John “Jack” Swigert commenting “Houston, we have a problem”
– Crackle of the historic last launch of the space shuttle, STS-135
– Segments from President John F. Kennedy’s historic moon speech
– Sound wave conversions of the light curve waves created by stars discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission and other sounds of planets and stars

Nasa has been collecting this sounds for decades, and has just now decided to release them to the public for quick and easy use. NASA has put up a websiteincluding both MP3 and iPhone native M4R formats, and has even included simple instructions for installing the ringtones on the iPhone.