National Aeronautics and Space Administration has remixed Ariana Grande song "NASA" to promote its mission of putting a woman on the moon. Interns for the United States space agency remixed the song and rewrote the lyrics to promote NASA's work.
"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," the space agency posted on Facebook.
The 26-year-old singer's original song is about a woman who needs some space from her boyfriend, and uses celestial imagery to make the point. "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," she sings.
The NASA's version of the song changed the lyrics to: "ISS in orbit, oh the views will make you wonder. Back to lunar orbit there is still more to uncover." The space agency said the video is an "educational parody", a part of a volunteer outreach project, CNN reports.
"The "NASA" Intern Music Video is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA's Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Ariana Grande's NASA song. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center," NASA stated on You Tube.
The Agency said that through their Artemis lunar exploration program, they will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore the moon. The program has been named after Apollo's twin sister in Greek mythology. It is an ongoing crewed spaceflight program carried out by NASA with the goal of landing "the first woman and the next man" on the moon, specifically at the lunar South Pole region by 2024.
Meanwhile, Grande's charity single "One Last Time" has reached No 2 in the UK singles chart.