NASA is using a different kind of star power to educate young people about space and promote its upcoming mission to the moon. A group of interns for the U.S. space agency have remixed Ariana Grande’s song “NASA” and rewrote the lyrics to highlight NASA’s work and their goal of getting the first woman to the Moon by 2024.
In Grande’s song about a woman who needs space from her boyfriend, she sings: “You don’t wanna leave me, but I’m tryna self-discover. Keep me in orbit and you know you’ll drag me under.” And in the “educational parody,” the interns switch the lyrics to: “ISS in orbit, oh the views will make you wonder. Back to lunar orbit there is still more to uncover.”
NASA says the video is part of a volunteer outreach project and Ari took to Twitter to share her excitement to be a part of it. “Oh my. This is so pure and special and insane,” the singer writes. “Hi everyone over there that is doing such incredible work ! thank u for taking the time to make this ! my heart is ….. bursting.”