NASA astronaut Joe Acaba will host a two-hour special radio broadcast on the Internet radio station Third Rock Radio while aboard the International Space Station. "The Joe Show: New Rock from Space" will debut at 3 p.m. CDT on Aug. 3.
Acaba, a fan of classic rock, will discuss his experiences aboard the orbiting lab while presenting new rock to listeners around the world.
"I'm excited to be the first astronaut to DJ from space on Third Rock Radio," Acaba said. "From the recordings launched aboard the Voyager spacecraft to the wake-up songs on shuttle missions, NASA and music have a long history together."
Third Rock Radio was created by NASA and others to help cultivate new interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among hard-to-reach young Americans.'Thrones' gets critics' nod
LOS ANGELES - "Game of Thrones" was named program of the year over the weekend by the TV Critics Association during a ceremony that also honored Louis C.K., "Downton Abbey," Claire Danes and "Breaking Bad," among others. The program, held in the Beverly Hilton, was short on big-name talent, unlike the Golden Globes, held in the same ballroom. Louis C.K., honored for individual achievement in comedy, and career achievement winner David Letterman both accepted via taped videos. Among the few stars on hand: Bryan Cranston; Danes, honored for individual achievement in drama; Aaron Paul, and "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Mary Murphy.
WOMAN OF NOTE: Argentina's government has issued a new 100-peso ($22) note bearing an image of former First Lady Eva Peron to mark the 60th anniversary of her death last Thursday. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, an admirer of the woman known to Argentines as Evita, said the template for the new bill was rescued from a 1952 design of a 5-peso note that was hidden for years at the country's mint. The note was banned from ever circulating by the military junta that toppled Evita's husband, former President Juan Peron, in a 1955 coup. "Eva wasn't perfect, she wasn't a saint, but rather a woman of humble origin who found herself with a man and with a people," said Fernandez, whose own rise to power began alongside her deceased husband, former President Nestor Kirchner.
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