Space: the Final Frontier. To boldly play vinyl where no one else has played vinyl before. And if Jack White has his way, he will be part of a team that plans to play the first vinyl in Space.
Jack White, known for his stints in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather, as well as his solo career, but has become quite the budding record label owner.
Using a “space-proof” turntable attached to a high-altitude balloon, White will launch a gold-plated 12-inch master of Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn” into the outer limits of Earth. The vessel tasked with the mission — The iCarus Craft — was designed by former NASA member Kevin Carrico in collaboration with SATINS (Students and Teachers in Near Space).
This is the track that White hopes to play in Space…
Third Man Records will host launch parties in Detroit and Nashville, which will include a viewing of the mission in addition to live performances, exclusive merchandise, and limited edition 12-inch gold vinyl copies of “A Glorious Dawn”. The whole thing will be broadcast live on the Third Man Records website.