Brian May joins 10cc founder Graham Gouldman to mark historic first images to be delivered from James Webb Space Telescope with new music track “Floating In Heaven”. JWST now has its own soundtrack.
The most powerful telescope ever launched into space, the James Webb Space Telescope – launched December 2021 and which entered orbit in January 2022 – finally becomes operational this week.
Intended to succeed Hubble as NASA’s flagship mission in astrophysics, the NASA space agency has scheduled the first official JWST science images release event for Tuesday, 12 July.
With a well-renowned passion for Astronomy, having earned a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College, London, in 2007 and a “science team collaborator” with NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission – May notably launched his track New Horizons from NASA headquarters on New Year’s Day 2019 to mark the flyby of the distant object Ultima Thule – May now teams with fellow space science enthusiast, 10cc frontman Graham Gouldman to recognise this discovery moment with new music.
Written by Gouldman, he and May have created a special new track to mark the historic JWST images reveal.
“Floating In Heaven”, written and performed by Gouldman and featuring May on guitar and vocals, coincided with the highly anticipated release of first pictures brought to earth by the JWST.
Talking of his fascination with space exploration May says: “There is nothing more exciting in a world of exploration than going to a place about which you know nothing. The sky’s the limit for what we could find out.”
Performed by: Graham Gouldman & Brian May
Written by Graham Gouldman
Lead Vocal and Backing Vocals
Produced by: Graham Gouldman, Graeme Pleeth and Brian May
Engineered and Mixed by:- Graeme Pleeth and Justin Shirley-Smith
Additional engineering by Kris Fredriksson
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig