The recent loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew is something that we will never forget and our hearts go out to the families of the astronauts.
As you may or may not know, every morning on the shuttle the crew is awaken by music selected by flight controllers in the Mission Control Center. The Columbia “Blue Team” crew were woken up on day 5 by Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”. You can download the actual song at this page (the page is down often so keep on checking). At the end of the song, you can hear Mission Control greet the astronauts and dedicate the song to pilot William C. McCool who responded that “Radiohead is my favorite group.”
It has also been learned that McCool took a copy of OK Computer on the shuttle with him.
(thanks to Bakes)