On October 17 we appeared on Spanish national TV La Sexta, for the premiere of Ana Pastor’s show ¿Dónde estabas entonces?
The first episode was dedicated to 2011. We were chosen as one of the outstanding cultural events of that year and featured for the closing segment of the show. Yes, it’s been ten years since “Sunrise Number 1” was played aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
We recorded an interview and mini-performance in a place that all fans of space travel will recognize, but which is still unknown to the general public: Fresnedillas de la Oliva, in Madrid.
It is a key location for the Space Race as it housed one of the five Apollo communications stations in the World. On July 20, 1969, this station was the link with the lunar module and the first place where Neil Armstrong’s famous words arrived when he stepped on the Moon.
- La historia tras la estación espacial de Fresnedillas de la Oliva (National Geographic, in Spanish)
The Fresnedillas Museo Lunar (Lunar Museum) de Fresnedillas preserves part of the equipment that was used in the base, now dismantled. That was where the La Sexta team interviewed Jorge and recorded his mini-performance, surrounded by NASA machinery.
Watch the show
You can watch the show by registering for free on the Atresplayer website. Stormy Mondays starts at approximately 1:12:00, just after Coldplay.
Download the Spanish song that was played in space
“Sunrise Number 1”, winner of NASA’s Space Rock contest and that woke up the astronauts of the space shuttle Endeavor on its last flight.