NASA Ringtones

NasaRingtones

Here’s a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong’s “One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” every time you get a phone call. Or, you can hear the memorable words “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” every time you make an error on your computer. We have included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download.

Note: M4R files must be downloaded and imported via iTunes. They will not play in your browser.

Discovery

MP3

Discovery – APU shutdown
Discovery – Computers are in control
Discovery – Go at throttle up (1)
Discovery – Go at throttle up (2)
Discovery – Go for deploy
Discovery – Good Picture of Steve
Discovery – Houston Discovery
Discovery – Houston Discovery 2
Discovery – How do you read
Discovery – Lookin’ at it
Discovery – MECO
Discovery – Nice to be in orbit
Discovery – On its way to orbit
Discovery – Press to ATO
Discovery – Roger roll
Discovery – STS-26 Liftoff
Discovery – STS-41D Liftoff
Discovery STS-131: Sound of Launch
Discovery – Vector transfer
Discovery – Wheelstop

M4R (iPhone)
Discovery – APU shutdown
Discovery – Computers are in control
Discovery – Go at throttle up (2)
Discovery – Go at throttle up (1)
Discovery – Go at throttle up (2)
Discovery – Go for Deploy
Discovery – Good Picture of Steve
Discovery – Houston Discovery
Discovery – Houston Discovery 2
Discovery – How do you read
Discovery – Lookin’ at it
Discovery – MECO
Discovery – Nice to be in orbit
Discovery – On its way to orbit
Discovery – Press to ATO
Discovery – Roger roll
Discovery – STS-26 Liftoff
Discovery – STS-41D Liftoff
Discovery – STS-131: Sound of Launch
Discovery – Vector Transfer
Discovery – Wheelstop

Shuttle and Station

MP3
STS-1: We’re Going to Dust it Off First
STS-7: That Was Definitely an E-ticket!
STS-26: Liftoff
STS-41D: Liftoff
STS-131: Sound of Launch
STS-132: Shuttle Gear Drop
STS-135: Countdown to Launch
STS-135: Launch Commentary
STS-135: Landing Commander Comments
STS-135: Landing Comments
M4R (iPhone)
STS-1: We’re Going to Dust it Off First
STS-7: That Was Definitely an E-ticket!
STS-26: Liftoff
STS-41D: Liftoff
STS-131: Sound of Launch
STS-132: Shuttle Gear Drop
STS-135: Countdown to Launch
STS-135: Launch Commentary
STS-135: Landing Commander comments
STS-135: Landing Comments

Apollo and Mercury

MP3 
Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
Apollo 11: We Have a Lift-Off
Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed
Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed Extended
Apollo 11: That’s One Small Step for (a) Man
Apollo 12: Cardiac Sim
Apollo 12: All Weather Testing
Apollo 13: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem
JFK: Return Him Safely to Earth
JFK: We Choose the Moon with Apollo 11 Launch
JFK: We Choose the Moon
Mercury 4: Clock Started
Mercury 6: Zero G
Mercury 6: God Speed
Mercury 7: Liftoff
Mercury 7: Fireflies
Mercury 7: Guaymas Greeting
Mercury 9: Astronaut Cooper Comments
M4R (iPhone)
Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
Apollo 11: We Have a Lift-Off
Apollo 11: Eagle has Landed
Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed Extended
Apollo 11: That’s One Small Step for (a) Man
Apollo 12: Cardiac Sim
Apollo 12: All Weather Testing
Apollo 13: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem
JFK: Return Him Safely to Earth
JFK: We Choose the Moon with Apollo 11 Launch
JFK: We Choose the Moon
Mercury 4: Clock Started
Mercury 6: Zero G
Mercury 6: God Speed
Mercury 7: Liftoff
Mercury 7: Fireflies
Mercury 7: Guaymas Greeting
Mercury 9: Astronaut Cooper Comments

Missions

MP3 
Atlas V: Launch
Cassini: Enceladus Sound
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #1
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #2
Juno: Morse code “HI” received from Earth
Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound
Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curve Waves to Sound
LCROSS: Water on the Moon Song
Stardust: Passing Comet Tempel 1
Voyager: Interstellar Plasma Sounds
Voyager: Lightning on Jupiter
M4R (iPhone)
Atlas V: Launch
Cassini: Enceladus Sound
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #1
Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #2
Juno: Morse code “HI” received from Earth
Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound
Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curve Waves to Sound
LCROSS: Water on the Moon Song
Stardust: Passing Comet Tempel 1
Voyager: Interstellar Plasma Sounds
Voyager: Lightning on Jupiter

Beeps and Bytes

MP3 
Chorus Radio Waves within Earth’s Atmosphere
Courtesty of Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) team at the University of Iowa
Quindar: Sound #1
Quindar: Sound #2
Sputnik: Beep
M4R (iPhone)
Chorus Radio Waves within Earth’s Atmosphere
Courtesty of Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) team at the University of Iowa
Quindar: Sound #1
Quindar: Sound #2
Sputnik: Beep

Sounds of the Future

MP3 
SLS Test Fire

M4R (iPhone)
SLS Test Fire


Ringtone Directions

Android (MP3 format) – We recommend downloading the most recent version of the NASA App for Android for previewing and installing these ringtones. The ringtones option is found on the main screen of NASA App for Android by hitting the menu button on your phone.

iPhone (M4R format)

Add ringtones to your iPhone from your computer: You’ll need to have your iPhone, a USB Cable for iPhone, and have iTunes installed on your computer.

Step One – Download and import to iTunes

Internet Explorer – Left click on the M4R file of your choice, and choose open. Once the M4R file is done downloading, it should automatically go into your iTunes folder under ringtones.
Firefox & Chrome – Right click on the M4R file of your choice, and choose Save Link As… Once the M4R file is done downloading to the directory that you have chosen, double click the M4R file.
Safari– Right click (Mac with one button mouse – hold the control key on the keyboard and click the left mouse button) on the M4R file of your choice, and then choose Download Linked Files As… Once the M4R file is done downloading to the directory that you have chosen, double click the M4R file.

Step Two – Display ringtones in iTunes

Open iTunes on your computer. To display and preview the ringtones you have downloaded from your browser and opened, make sure that the ‘Ringtones’ tab in iTunes is highlighted. If you don’t see a ringtones option in iTunes, go to the edit menu in iTunes and select preferences (on Macintosh, go to the iTunes menu and select preferences). Then check the ringtone check-box under sources (on Macintosh, under show) and click ok.

Screen shot of iTunes
Step Three – Install the Ringtones on Your Phone

1) Plug in your iPhone to your computer with the USB to iPhone cable

2) Click on your iPhone under devices and then click on ringtones (see screenshot below). Make sure that ‘Sync Ringtones’ and ‘All ringtones’ are checked on.

Image from iTunes to demonstrate how to sync up device with computer
3) Now click on the sync button in the lower right corner and let it complete a full sync. If the sync button doesn’t show up, there is also a sync option under the file menu in iTunes.

On your iPhone:

4) Tap on the ‘Settings’ app from the home screen on your iPhone, then tap on ‘Sounds’ and finally tap on ‘Ringtone’.

Sounds ringtone on Iphone with arrow to show where to click

5) Under ‘Custom’ at the top of the screen, tap on the ringtone that you want.

Screenshot from iPhone showing the custom button

 

Other (MP3 format) – Most smartphones can play MP3 files as ringtones. The process for downloading and installing ringtones to a smartphone may vary greatly based on phone, operating system, and service provider. Check your phone’s user manual or your provider’s website. Some providers may limit your access to ringtones not sold through their site. You can still enjoy the MP3 files on your computer.