SpaceX Astronauts Blast AC/DC Pre-Launch, Wake Up to Black Sabbath in Space

By skono on

NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley prepared for their historical SpaceX launch on Saturday by blasting AC/DC’s “Back in Black” prior to liftoff – and set Black Sabbath as their wake-up call ahead of docking to the International Space Station.

According to, SpaceX commentator Lauren Lyons explained that Behnken and Hurley chose the AC/DC track because it had been nine years since astronauts launched from launch pad 39A at the facility to make the point that “they are back,”

On Sunday, ahead of the capsule’s docking procedure to the International Space Station, Behnken and Hurley were woken by the sweet sound of Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan”. stated the song was specifically chosen by the pair as they’re big Sabbath fans.


Now Playing