OK. Late last week, Slate published a piece on African-American rappers and musicians obsessed with Space. Author Jonah Weiner begins in the late ’20s and carries on to Sun Ra, P-Funk’s Mothership, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. In other words, all the usual far-out notes were hit.

I’m wondering what are the great songs about space? Who would be considered the Neil Armstrong of the genre?

George Clinton gets my vote.