NYLPM 1998: We weren’t going then but if we had been we may have posted this following story. Blur provide signature tune for mission to Mars. Why, we ask, is Ananova picking up on a four year old story? Well the clue is in the piece which suggests that getting a band like Blur involved may help with the raising the profile of the mission and help to raise funds. I assume that four years on that this has not been the case and infact the association with the mighty Blur just means that their space nut Alex James pops round the observatory more.

They should actually bundle up a copy of David Bowie’s greatest hits for the trip. Then when it lands they can ask “Is the Life On Mars On Mars”?