NASA has released a new parody music video of Meghan Trainor’s hit single, “All About That Bass,” entitled “All About That Space,” in celebration of the Orion spacecraft’s first flight. The team changed the lyrics of the popular song and showed off some choreographed dance moves to educate the public about their current projects.
The Orion spacecraft recently returned safely from its first mission. According to NASA, the craft “is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before,” and is already slated for a trip to Mars sometime in the 2030s. To honor the achievement, the NASA Pathways interns at Johnson Space Center in Texas are seen dancing around the facility and lip-synching a spacey version of the lyrics.
NASA’s new chorus goes “Because you know I’m all about that space, bout that space, space travel.” They also switch up the verses with lines like “Yeah, it’s pretty clear / I ain’t commercial crew / But I can launch it launch it / like I’m supposed to,” and “All the space flights in all the right places.” You can check it out here.
The music video has been well received, though some have criticized their promotional tactics as being too gimmicky, or “a waste of tax dollars.” Others, however, are applauding their down-to-earth attitude (no pun intended).
One viewer commented, “They can launch as many historically achieving SLS rockets with incredibly technologically advanced Orion capsules attached as they want, it’ll still be cheap intern parodies that bring me back! Keep it up NASA!”
Their interns have created other popular parodies in the past, including a remake of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” called “NASA Johnson Style,” in reference to the name of the center. The video featured astronauts Caldwell Dyson, Mike Massimino, and Clay Anderson.
A few months later, the team dedicated another music video to the Curiosity rover on Mars. NASA parodied LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” to create “We’re NASA and We Know It.” You can watch it here.
Space and music have certainly been buds over the past few months. It all started when a meteor flew over a Modest Mouse concert during a song about space. Then we had this year’s breakout artist, Mr. Singing Comet, the Interstellar debacle, and Brian May’s asteroid campaign. Far out.