Alex Antunes, space columnist and mastermind behind Project Calliope, got some love from Wired's online Gadget Lab.

It doesn’t always have to be a scientific experiment. Antunes’ project, called Project Calliope, will use magnetic, thermal and light sensors to detect information in the ionosphere and transmit the data back to earth in the form of sound. That sound is almost like space music, he says.

“Just like people have taken ambient sound and used it in music, artists can take this and create something out of it.” says Antunes.
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Launching next spring?  It's a satellite so a lot has to go right.  But if Alex is going, so am I.   Because we both want to see the look on Bloggy's face when he gets shoved inside it just before takeoff.