NASA offers out of this world ringtones

The downloads are free

You can now hear man's first steps on the moon; Sputnik's eerie galactic beeps; or the roar of a space shuttle launch with each call to your mobile phone.

For wannabe astronauts and space buffs, NASA has made available a variety of ringtones that can be downloaded to your smartphone or computer.

"Historic and interesting sounds and sound bites from NASA space missions are available for download as ringtones or on your computer for events, errors, alarms and notifications," according to NASA .

Some of the available sounds include:

• Astronaut Neil Armstrong on the moon declaring "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind ."

A "Merry Christmas" message from the Apollo 8 Mission.

• Astronauts on Apollo 13 reporting to control station "Houston, we've had a problem."

A countdown to launch for a Space Shuttle mission.

Some other examples of downloads include JFK's historic "We Choose the Moon" speech and Sputnik's "beep" sound.

The downloads are free and NASA said that they will continue to update with new sounds as they become available.

NASA App project manager at the Ames Research Center, Jerry Colen, said, "NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years. Now we're making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use."

There are over 35 sound bite options available for download in MP3 format or M4R (for iPhones.) Those with Android phones simply have to update their NASA App and will be able to easily download the ringtones to their phone.

The sounds bites are categorized into four categories: Shuttle and Station; Apollo and Mercury; Current Missions; and Beeps and Bytes.

To see a complete list of available downloads, visit NASA's page dedicated to the downloads here.

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