What's said at the beginning of 'Astronomy Domine?'
Reprinted from the Echoes FAQ
That's Peter Jenner (the Floyd's manager) listing a bunch of stars, galaxies, and other stuff through a megaphone. Exactly what's being said is real hard to decipher, but here's what Mark Brown and I have managed :
"Moon in both [houses]..."
And then a bit that seems to be a pre-flight countdown:
"...Scorpio, [Arabian Skies], Libra..."
"...Pluto was not discovered until 1930..."
"...[two/ten] seconds to [ignition]..."
Then, in the middle section of the song, you can hear something like:
"...all systems satisfied..."
"...just completed orbital..."