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Did you know NASA has its own online radio station?

Dubbed “Third Rock: America’s Radio Station its purpose is (quoted from the agency’s obvious corporate heads) crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults.

In collaboration with RFC Media (via Houston, of course), Third Rock is operated under a no-cost Space Act Agreement, accessible through the agency’s website, and currently being optimized for NASA’s mobile phone applications via iPhone and Android devices.

The music diversity is definitely geared to target the youth, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Oh, and commercial breaks are plugs for current NASA missions, STEM-related information related to the agency, and the smooth sounds of Planetary Society CEO, the Science Guy himself.

It’s pretty dope. I’m not a fan of the whole “America’s Radio Station” headline, but I get it…trying to spur a little pride into a nation continually unaware of NASA’s influence on their lives. I just think it’s a bit contradictory when your station is called “Third Rock” - which, you know, means, EARTH.

It’s broadcast 24/7, always on rotation (I couldn’t help myself)… so tune in, wherever you are on this beautiful blue marble.