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    Contact - anyone know where the vocal sample is from?

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    Pretty straightfoward question, does anyone know if the astronaut talking at the start of Contact is sampled from something, or is it a DP original recording?

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    Re: Contact - anyone know where the vocal sample is from?

    It's an official NASA recording from the Apollo 17 mission. The man you hear speaking is Capt. Eugene Cernan.
    To quote in Thomas' words: "It's the voice from the last captain from the last mission."


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    Hey Bob I'm looking at what Jack was talking about and it's definitely not a particle that's nearby. It is a bright object and it's obviously rotating because it's flashing, it's way out in the distance, certainly rotating in a very rhythmic fashion because the flashes come around almost on time. As we look back at the earth it's up at about 11 o'clock, about maybe ten or twelve diame...Earth diameters. I don't know whether that does you any good, but there's something out there.
    If this is an official NASA recording it means that the "contact" is real? (I mean with extraterextrial forms).

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    Yeah, shortly after I asked this question I got my copy of RAM on vinyl, and the liner notes say that the sample is courtesy of NASA, so it's legit.

    But just because he's seen something unidentified, it doesn't mean that it's ET!

    Then again, something that's twelve times the earth and rotating and flashing... wtf?!

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    Mothership :P

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    Re: Contact - anyone know where the vocal sample is from?

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    Yeah, shortly after I asked this question I got my copy of RAM on vinyl, and the liner notes say that the sample is courtesy of NASA, so it's legit.

    But just because he's seen something unidentified, it doesn't mean that it's ET!

    Then again, something that's twelve times the earth and rotating and flashing... wtf?!
    It's a relative observation, I think. It could in theory be quarter rotating just outside his window. Or it could be something vast in another solar system. Or something pretty enormous in ours. But there is nothing there that says how big it is, which is a real shame.

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    Then again, something that's twelve times the earth and rotating and flashing... wtf?!
    Actually, I think "10 or 12 Earth diameters" was referring to how far away it is from the Earth, not the size of the object. I think we'd have noticed something if it was that big, haha

    Just imagine I'm wrong though... spooky stuff.

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    Is the audio from the mission available anywhere?

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