NASA plans to send another exploration to the lunar surface. This time, the goal is to bring with it the first woman on the moon. Although their goal is to make this happen by 2024, they have started its promotion through youth education.
Experts from NASA believe that the aim of the second exploration to the moon is to basically encourage young people to recognize the role that they play in the larger scheme of things. It is not just about exploring the lunar surface, but it is about learning more about the outer space and how it impacts life on Earth.
This time, NASA is using star power to promote its latest mission to the moon. The US space agency has interns who prepared a remix of Ariana Grande's song "NASA". They prepared a parody and replaced the original lyrics to promote the work that NASA has been making to prepare for the second lunar landing of man and the first for a woman in history.
"The Artemis mission will be sending the first woman to the moon by 2024. And as the agency looks forward to the success of this mission, the Interns from the Johnson Space Center made a remix of the famous Ariana Grande song 'NASA' to share how excited they are for this new adventure to the moon," NASA said on Sunday in a Facebook post.
The original lyrics of the Grande song is about a woman who is trying to ask her boyfriend for some space. It used a number of celestial images to make her point. At one part she 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 Interns used this instead, "ISS in orbit, oh the views will make you wonder. Back to lunar orbit there is still more to uncover."
According to the statement released by NASA, they referred to it as an "educational parody," which for them is part of an outreach project.
"The scenes in the video as well as the lyrics have been reimagined to keep the public informed of the amazing project that NASA and its team are currently working on," said NASA in the Youtube channel.
Artemis, the name of the lunar lander, will be used alongside the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Gateway. All three will hopefully pave the way for a successful launch of this mission to the moon. What makes this program even more special is that one of its key features rests on the possibility of putting a sustainable space exploration practice in place. The goal is to use and reuse the same spacecraft and its design, which could then lead to more explorations to other planets including Mars.