Dr. Brian May Released His First New Song in 20 Years From NASA HQ to Celebrate the New Horizon Mission

Dr. Brian May is best known for his role as guitarist in a little indie band called Queen. However, he is also an astrophysicist.

On New Year’s Day 2019, May released his first new song in over 20 years, and he did so from NASA control headquarters. The song is called “New Horizons” and is a tribute to NASA’s New Horizons mission. May told Newsweek (Via UG) the following details:

You know, I don’t know if anyone’s going to like it yet... I have been bouncing it off [New Horizons boss] Alan [Stern] all the way.

He’s made some comments - some very interesting comments - because of course, he comes from a completely different world from me. And he’s been liking it, which is great.

In addition, there was a press release for the New Horizons mission released on New Year’s Day.

Occurring some 6.5 billion km (4 billion miles) from Earth, the flyby will set a new record for the most distant ever exploration of a Solar System object by a spacecraft.

New Horizons will gather a swathe of images and other data over the course of just a few hours leading up to and beyond the closest approach.

The song is pretty awesome if you’re a fan of rock music, and the tie-in to a moment of history is a little extra something. You can listen to it below.

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