Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything.

So in case you live under a (space) rock, history was made earlier today, as NASA’s Mars science rover Curiosity touched down on Mars at about 1:30 AM ET. The rover’s seven-minute descent was the most difficult maneuver in the history of robotic spaceflight, and the one-ton craft will spend the next two years searching for evidence that there are or were the building blocks necessary to sustain life on Mars – in other words, today was a pretty historic day. However, metal has been writing about space for years. With that in mind, here are our top five songs/albums about space.