Browncoats in space: Shuttle crew awakened to Firefly theme

Can't stop the signal!

According to the NASA Twitter feed:

@NASA Shuttle crew awoke @4:14pET to theme song from "Firefly." The Ballad of Serenity, performed by Sonny Rhodes, was played for Bob Behnken.

Take that, Star Wars! Browncoats, can I get a shiny what what?

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