Is Jack White set to become the first person to play a vinyl record in space?

Third Man Records promise to 'make vinyl history' on July 30

Jack White could be set to become the first person to play a vinyl record in space after the musician’s Third Man Records released a teaser clip for a mysterious upcoming event.

In 2012, the former White Stripes man told astronaut Buzz Aldrin that he was working on a “secret project” to get one of the songs on his Third Man Records label to be the “first vinyl record played in outer space”.

Asked how he planned to do it, White said he was planning “to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player. And figure out a way to drop the needle with all that turbulence up there and ensure that it will still play”.


A video posted to the Third Man Records Facebook page on Tuesday (July 19) claimed that they would “make vinyl history again” on July 30.

The video parodies the Star Wars opening with a gold vinyl record spinning in space. The record is shown to be Carl Sagan’s ‘A Glorious Dawn’, released on 7″ by Third Man in 2009.

White was recently appointed to a 45-member local council that will study gender equity in the city. The council will feed back “data-informed recommendations and advice” to Mayor Megan Berry.

Appearing at a press conference in Nashville last week, White gave a speech about gender equality.