When NASA first joined Soundcloud back in October, sample-minded musicians everywhere took notice. Suddenly, there was a vast resource of rocket sounds, radio transmissions, and otherwise space-related audio tracks from the NASA archive. Now, we're starting to see some of the music that's come out of it. This four-track EP from Bad Panda is built entirely out of NASA sounds, with the fuzzy rocket roars serving as kick drums and radio whines turned into remarkably poignant leads. The artists were only allowed to use sounds from the NASA archive, so every sound you hear started life in the archive, however crazily it was pitch-bent and processed in between.
Since NASA's tracks were uploaded under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, anyone's free to remix them — although Bad Panda has to give the resulting remixes away for free. If you want to try your own remix, just head to NASA's Soundcloud page for more rocket engines to sample.