NASA set their eyes on a star, not up above, but one on Earth in an effort to promote its mission to send the first woman to the moon.
Interns at the space agency's Johnson Space Center made a remix of Ariana Grande's song "NASA," changing the lyrics to emphasize NASA's recent accomplishments and their goal of having the first woman step foot on the Moon by 2024.
"As we look forward to sending the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024 with our #Artemis missions, interns working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center remixed Ariana Grande’s song ‘NASA’ to share their excitement for deep space exploration," NASA said in a Facebook post, according to PEOPLE.
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The original lyrics of Grande's hit song talk about asking for space from a lover, but the interns switched it to words that provide listeners with insight about NASA's work.
PEOPLE said in one part of the song where Grande originally sings "You don’t wanna leave me / But I’m tryna self-discover / Keep me in your orbit and you know you’ll drag me under," the NASA students Alexis Vance, Sarah Radway, and Yisha Ng changed them to "You may not believe it / But there’s so much to discover / ISS in orbit, oh, the views will make you wonder."
NASA explained that the song was a volunteer outreach project developed to educate and encourage other people to get involved with the federal agency. The YouTube description for the video also touched on their Artemis program.
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"Through the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program, we will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before," the video description read. "We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners to establish sustainable missions by 2028."
The upcoming lunar exploration mission will involve the Orion spacecraft, the Gateway, and the Space Launch System rocket or SLS—all of which the students also sing in their parody; "With our eyes / Surely we will witness another earth rise / SLS will take our dreams beyond the skies."