Well, that's going to piss off Julian Cope - Ian McCulloch is getting to space before him:
Echo & The Bunnymen are set to launch a copy of their 1984 album Ocean Rain into space.
NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra is set to take a copy of the classic album, his favorite record, with him when he blasts off to the International Space Station on June 13.
Somewhat surprisingly, Yahoo Music News implies that NASA are somehow just part of Warners marketing machine:
The mission ties in with a boxed-set reissue of the album, set for release on May 30. The set will include a live version of the album recorded in the Liverpool Arena last November, plus a DVD documentary and booklet.
This is good news for NASA, who had to cancel the last Shuttle mission when the Bob Dylan album leaked online.