Interns working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Johnson Space Center remixed Ariana Grande’s ‘NASA’ to promote Artemis, a mission to put the first woman and the next man to the moon.
Ariana Grande’s song was originally about a woman who wanted space from her boyfriend and used celestial metaphors to get the point across.
Instead of the original lyrics: “Baby, you know time apart is beneficial, It’s like I’m the universe and you’ll be N-A-S-A,”
The interns remixed it into: “Oh, our mission is the goal that we commit to and the science that we do is beneficial. We’ll explore the universe because we’re N-A-S-A,”
“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 said in its Youtube post.
Artemis is NASA’s next project to put astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole by 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence on the moon by 2028.
“And then we will use what we learn on and around the moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars,” NASA said.
In Greek Mythology, Artemis is the goddess of the moon and the twin sister of Apollo which was the name of the first successful manned mission to the moon.