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NASA spreads the Beatles Across the Universe

Did anyone else feel the sudden urge to start humming an old familiar tune early Monday night?

Did thoughts of John, Paul, George and Ringo dance through your noggin and make you gaze up at the stars?

Maybe it’s because last night (Feb. 4, 2008) at 7 p.m. Eastern, NASA beamed a version of the Beatles tune “Across the Universe” into outer space aimed at the North Star to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the lads recording the original version and the 50th anniversary of the founding of both the band and the government organization.

To me maybe one of the most interesting points of the whole NASA press release is the quote by Paul McCartney that was included:

“Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul.”