2003_6_blur.jpgSeems that Brit pop band, Blur, will be a part of space history as they have composed a song that will be played on a Britian space craft's mission to Mars. The BBC says "The track will act as a call sign that will be transmitted back to Earth once Beagle 2 is on the surface. The idea came from Blur's drummer Dave Rowntree and bassist Alex James who contacted scientist Colin Pillinger." Ah, Rowntree and James...Gothamist always knew they were the biggest nerds in the group.

The Beagle 2 is the space craft going up to Mars in June. Gothamist didn't realize that Britain was in the space race. Oh, well.