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** In ''Videogame/Destiny2'', there is a brief period in the campaign where the player has to step outside the hull of a massive space station orbiting the Sun and fight their way across it in vacuum. During this time, the audio and gunshots of the player's weapon are muffled.


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** Partial exception in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek''. Space is still noisy in most scenes, as with battles and ships entering and dropping out of warp, but in scenes with people in space there is only a faint ethereal hum or breathing noise (reminiscent of ''2001''). Of particular note is when the camera sees a USS ''Kelvin'' crewmember get [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spaced]] through a hull breach during the attack of the ''Narada''. You hear the rush of air out of the airlock, then the moment she crosses the breach, not a thing. Probably to emphasize the fact that she just got deprived of her precious oxygen. This led [[http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/05/08/ba-review-star-trek/ Bad Astronomy]] to say he wanted to ''"kiss J.J. Abrams right on the mouth"''. Likewise, tension is built up during the dive onto the drill by having the away team eject from the shuttle [[MoodWhiplash into complete silence]], then slowly adding sound as the atmosphere gets thicker.

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** Partial exception in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek''. Space is still noisy in most scenes, as with battles and ships entering and dropping out of warp, but in scenes with people in space there is only a faint ethereal hum or breathing noise (reminiscent of ''2001''). Of particular note is when the camera sees a USS ''Kelvin'' crewmember get [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spaced]] through a hull breach during the attack of the ''Narada''. You hear the rush of air out of the airlock, then the moment she crosses the breach, [[AndIMustScream not a thing.thing]]. Probably to emphasize the fact that she just got deprived of her precious oxygen. This led [[http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/05/08/ba-review-star-trek/ Bad Astronomy]] to say he wanted to ''"kiss J.J. Abrams right on the mouth"''. Likewise, tension is built up during the dive onto the drill by having the away team eject from the shuttle [[MoodWhiplash into complete silence]], then slowly adding sound as the atmosphere gets thicker.


* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film zig-zags the trope. There's a scene early on when a redshirt gets sucked into the vacuum and the sound cuts out. Later, when Kirk is spacesuit-diving into Vulcan's atmosphere, the sound slowly fades in as he descends. Whenever the shot is following a space ship, however, the sound effects are at full volume.

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* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film zig-zags the trope. There's a scene early on when a redshirt gets sucked into the vacuum [[AndIMustScream and the sound cuts out.out]]. Later, when Kirk is spacesuit-diving into Vulcan's atmosphere, the sound slowly fades in as he descends. Whenever the shot is following a space ship, however, the sound effects are at full volume.

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** Like the ''Attack of the Clones'' example above, ''Film/TheLastJedi'' briefly averts this for artistic purposes when [[spoiler: Admiral Holdo rams the ''Raddus'' into Snoke's flaship at '''lightspeed'']]. The scene is dead silent for about ten seconds, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome absolutely spectacular]] as a result.


* From the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Apollo Program]], there's an example of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160402053419/http://blog.moonzoo.org:80/2011/07/18/sounds-on-the-moon/ hammer sounds on the Moon]]. Which may have been conducted through through the ground, the astronaut, and into the mic. Solids are media too!

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* From the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Apollo Program]], there's an example of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160402053419/http://blog.moonzoo.org:80/2011/07/18/sounds-on-the-moon/ hammer sounds on the Moon]]. Which may have been conducted through through the ground, the astronaut, and into the mic. Solids are media too!

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** As explained [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0171.html in a different]] ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' strip (or to be exact, the notes), in the novelisation of ''A New Hope'', which predated even the movie itself, there is a justification for this explained by Han Solo to Luke Skywalker.
--> '''Han:''' Your sensors'll give you an audio simulation for a rough idea of where those fighters are when they're not on your screen. It'll sound like they're right there in the turret with you.


* From the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Apollo Program]], there's an example of [[http://blogs.zooniverse.org/moonzoo/2011/07/18/sounds-on-the-moon/ hammer sounds on the Moon]]. Which may have been conducted through through the ground, the astronaut, and into the mic. Solids are media too!

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* From the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Apollo Program]], there's an example of [[http://blogs.zooniverse.org/moonzoo/2011/07/18/sounds-on-the-moon/ [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160402053419/http://blog.moonzoo.org:80/2011/07/18/sounds-on-the-moon/ hammer sounds on the Moon]]. Which may have been conducted through through the ground, the astronaut, and into the mic. Solids are media too!


* Even mighty NASA, it seems, [[http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/audio/MissionOverview-HQversions.web.mov falls victim to this trope]]. Rocket noise and separation charges and so forth. They even seem to have launched up a record player along with it. There's air ''inside'' the ship, obviously. At least one documentary has explosions producing sound effects in space, though probably for dramatic effect.

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* Even mighty NASA, it seems, [[http://lcross.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130607132523/http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/audio/MissionOverview-HQversions.web.mov falls victim to this trope]]. Rocket noise and separation charges and so forth. They even seem to have launched up a record player along with it. There's air ''inside'' the ship, obviously. At least one documentary has explosions producing sound effects in space, though probably for dramatic effect.


** In some episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', it gets ridiculous at times. One season 4 episode shows the Enterprise in orbit above Tasha Yar's home planet. Suddenly, there's an explosion on the surface. The bridge crew was monitoring the planet through the main viewer, and you can hear the explosion. Somehow the sound of the explosion made it up the atmosphere, through space, and through the hull of the ship so it could be heard inside the bridge.

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** In some episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', it gets ridiculous at times. One The season 4 episode "Legacy" shows the Enterprise in orbit above Tasha Yar's home planet. Suddenly, there's an explosion on the surface.of a ship in orbit. The bridge crew was monitoring the planet through the main viewer, and you can hear the explosion. Somehow the sound of the explosion made it up ''through the atmosphere, vaccum of space'' (or perhaps through a very thin outer atmosphere), through space, and through the hull of the ship so it could be heard inside the bridge.bridge. However this could be explained as a feature of the main viewer system itself, although if it is, it is selective.

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* In the 2-part Series/{{BUGS}} episode, "What Goes Up..."/"Must Come Down", Ed removes an unstable fuel cell from a space shuttle, and after jettisoning it into space, it's completely silent when it explodes.

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* Lampshaded in an editor's note in [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor #214]]:
-->Doubtless, there are those among you who will question the use of a sound effect in airless space. There are, of course, explanations for such an occurrence but we shall not bore you by relating them.


* Space in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is not only noisy, it also seems to be explicitly filled with air because it has (get this) WIND IN SPACE!
** That's called solar wind and it is very much real.

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* Space in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is not only noisy, it also seems to be explicitly filled with air because it has (get this) WIND IN SPACE!
** That's called solar wind
''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', sounds of lasers and it is very much real.explosions abound.

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* Discussed, parodied, lampshaded and finally wisely ignored in [[ComicBook/AmbushBug Ambush Bug]]. "They said there is no sound in space. George Lucas couldn't care less. Now he's a billionaire." <giant kaboom soundeffect>

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