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NIN, Weezer Write Music For NASA Mission

Nine Inch Nails founder has become a space cadet. Literally.

Reznor and Atticus Ross -- his composing partner on the Academy Award-winning "The Social Network" score and the Grammy Award-winning "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack -- have written an atmospheric new song called "Juno" for NASA's Jupiter satellite mission, which is slated to reach the planet's orbit on Monday (July 4).

NASA has posted a 30-second trailer for the song online, while the full eight-and-a-half minute track is available at iTunes.

NASA - Countdown to Jupiter (feat. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - "Juno")

A chilling soundscape of unspeakable beauty from the Oscar®-winning duo. Like their soundtrack work, "Juno" is deeply cinematic-from its feverish atmospherics to its chains of glassy melody to its haunting textures, which sound like the surface of some distant planet must feel.

Weezer has also contributed a track for the mission, the more upbeat and anthemic "I Love The USA."

Weezer: I Love the USA (explicit)

Weezer's new stand-alone single "I Love the USA". Clean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr2gzopAi4c

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.