Parody Video Takes Ariana Grande’s NASA Fandom to New Heights

NASA’s latest music video from interns on the Johnson House Heart in Houston has a particular lunar taste — and it is female.

The interns highlighted the company’s forthcoming Artemis program, which goals to land the following astronauts on the moon, together with the first girl to succeed in the moon, in 2024. The video is an academic parody of pop star Ariana Grande’s “NASA” tune, which was launched earlier this yr. 

In her tune, Grande highlighted NASA’s push to land girls on the moon in 2024, together with a barely remixed Neil Armstrong quote saying, “That is one small step for girl, one big leap for womankind.”

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The interns stick with it the baton of their parody video, additionally known as “NASA.” They spotlight women and men engaged on future lunar exploration. Clips of feminine interns are Photoshopped dancing on the moon, together with imagery from NASA’s Apollo missions. Lyrics from the parody tune embrace “Again in lunar orbit there’s nonetheless extra to uncover” and “With our eyes, absolutely we’ll see one other Earthrise.”

The video is an homage to each new and outdated NASA launch applied sciences, together with launches of Apollo, house shuttle and SpaceX missions. In between the clips, interns showcase among the present Johnson House Heart (JSC) services used for the Worldwide House Station, together with a full-size inside simulator, a submerged analog Worldwide House Station within the giant pool of the Impartial Buoyancy Laboratory, and a duplicate of the Cupola observatory that’s typically used for astronaut images (in addition to rest).

The interns additionally take their exploration of JSC outdoor and into the vacationer areas. They present the lunar Saturn V rocket displayed on its aspect. They journey on the carts that take vacationers across the heart and stroll across the footpaths in spacesuits. “The lyrics and scenes within the video have been reimagined in an effort to inform the general public in regards to the wonderful work occurring at NASA and the Johnson House Heart,” NASA stated in a description of the video on YouTube.

Grande herself expressed adoration for the video on Twitter, together with emojis of a moon and a coronary heart in her message: “oh my. that is so pure and particular and insane,” she wrote. “hello everybody over there that’s doing such unimaginable work ! thank u for taking the time to make this ! my coronary heart is ….. bursting.”

Previous music movies by NASA interns have included a 2012 parody of the wildly standard Psy tune from that yr, “Gangnam Type,” a 2014 version known as “All About That House” (a parody of “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor) and a 2015 one known as “NASA Is Good” (based mostly on Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I am Good”).

Comply with Elizabeth Howell on Twitter @howellspace. Comply with us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Fb.

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