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Robin Williams amazing space shuttle wake-up call from 1988

12 Aug

Reprising his role from “Good Morning Vietnam”, Robin Williams made the inaugural wake-up call to the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1988 during the mission STS-26.

Williams’ wake-up call was the first of the mission, and the flight was the first space shuttle flight since Challenger exploded during launch in 1986.

In the video of the wake-up call from NASA, flight controllers can be seen laughing along with the recording from Williams.

“Gooooood morning Discovery! Rise and shine, boys. Time to start doing that shuttle shuffle. You know what I mean. Hey, here’s a little song coming from the billions of us to the five of you,” Williams is heard saying.

Williams died on August 11 after an apparent suicide.

He was 63.

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