David Bowie's classic hit SPACE ODDITY has been chosen as the first track to be played on the first commercial space trip for tourists.

The 1969 hit has topped a poll to find the ultimate play list for the trips, which are due to start within the next three years.

The songs will be heard on the new three-hour VIRGIN GALACTIC flights which will cost nearly $200,000 (GBP111,100) per person.

Other tracks that made the shuttle's playlist included OASIS' ALL AROUND The World and HERE COMES THE SUN by THE Beatles.

17/10/2004 14:14