PACE Yourself: U.S. Marine Band Tries to Match Spacecraft’s Acoustic Levels

The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission Systems Engineer Gary Davis has enlisted the help of the U.S. Marine Band to see if the musicians can match the acoustic levels the spacecraft is subjected to in testing. Thirty-seven members of the band and Davis set up at Goddard Space Flight Center on May 3 to perform, with the acoustics chamber otherwise empty. The full level it gets up to is 140 decibels; watch this video to see how the band stacked up.