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

Space.com | 9/9/2019 | Elizabeth Howell
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NASA's newest music video from interns at the Johnson Space Center in Houston has a definite lunar flavor — and it's feminine.

The interns highlighted the agency's forthcoming Artemis program, which aims to land the next astronauts on the moon, including the first woman to reach the moon, in 2024. The video is an educational parody of pop star Ariana Grande's "NASA" song, which was released earlier this year.

Song - Grande - NASA - Push - Women

In her song, Grande highlighted NASA's push to land women on the moon in 2024, including a slightly remixed Neil Armstrong quote saying, "That's one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind."

The interns carry on the baton in their parody video, also called "NASA." They highlight men and women working on future lunar exploration. Clips of female interns are Photoshopped dancing on the moon, along with imagery from NASA's Apollo missions. Lyrics from the parody song include "Back in lunar orbit there is still more to uncover" and "With our eyes, surely we will see another Earthrise."

Video - Homage - NASA - Launch - Technologies

The video is an homage to both new and old NASA launch technologies, including launches of Apollo, space shuttle and SpaceX missions. In between the clips, interns show off some of the current Johnson Space Center (JSC) facilities used for the International Space Station, including a full-size interior simulator, a submerged analog International Space Station in the large pool of...
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