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NASA Johnson Style (and Lyrics)

18 Dec

First there was We’re NASA and We Know It, now we have NASA Johnson Style.

It’s a spoof of Gangnam Style, and it’s awesome. Good on JSC (Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas) for putting this together. And good on the administrators, staff, and real-life astronauts for participating in the video.

The video was done by JSC Pathways Interns, and they did a great job! You can read more about it by clicking here.

“NASA Johnson Style” Lyrics:

NASA Johnson Style
Johnson Style

Welcome to NASA’s Johnson Space Center
We are coming in hot so don’t burn up as we enter
We do science everyday that affects your daily life
Throw them up for manned space flight

Science everywhere
As we engineer the marvels
That fly though the air
And take us way beyond earth’s levels

Science everywhere
Because we engineer the marvels
That fly though the air
Flys us through the air

Control the mission out of Johnson
This is ground, hey!
And this is space, hey!
Tell me Houston what’s the problem
It’s okay!
It’s okay!
Because there’s flight controllers on the job today

NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
EYYYYYY science daily!
NA, NA, NA, NA, NASA STYLE!
EYYYYYY it’s amazing!
NA, NA, NA, NA ey ey ey ey ey ey!!
Orbiting earth, international space station
Where we work and live in space with a crew from several nations
Got Japanese, and Russians, that European charm
Throw them up, like the Canada Arm

Kicking out research
29k cubic feet, revolves around the earth
Science microgravity, revolves around the earth
Columbus, JEM, and Destiny
Kicking out research
Kicking out research

Train the astronauts at Johnson
To go to space, hey!
To go to space, hey!
Cause the missions of tomorrow
Start today, hey!
Start today, hey!
As we engineer the future day by day

NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
Johnson STYLE!
NA, NA, NA, NA NASA Johnson STYLE!
EYYYYYY science daily!
NA, NA, NA, NA, NASA STYLE!
EYYYYYY it’s amazing!
NA, NA, NA, NA ey ey ey ey ey ey!!

Orion or SLS, MPCV
We cannot feel the floor, cause the lack gravity
The destinations are an asteroid, mars, or moon
We are blasting off start the countdown soon
[Sound clip: launch countdown]

EYYYYYY science daily!
NA, NA, NA, NA, NASA STYLE!
EYYYYYY it’s amazing!
NA, NA, NA, NA ey ey ey ey ey ey!!
NASA Johnson Style


It just sounds like James Bond music / ADELE – Skyfall

15 Oct

There’s nothing scientific about this one, but ADELE performing Skyfall for the new James Bond movie just sounds like music that you would hear opening a Bond film.

It takes me back to the days of Shirley Bassey, or maybe Sheena Easton… This is what James Bond music is supposed to sound like.


They’re NASA and they know it

30 Aug

This video (not made by NASA) has been going around for a little while now. I love it.

And it goes to show that the Curiosity mission has really broken through into pop-culture in a way that my generation has not really seen happen before with a space mission. Of course I think this is great. Capturing people’s attention and imagination is a wonderful thing that NASA has been able to do of late.

Hopefully this video is just the tip of that iceberg.

Here are the credits for the video:

Performed by David Hudson / Executive Producer: Alexander JL Theoharis / Director: Forest Gibson / Editors: Cinesaurus, Steven Hudson, and David Hudson / Written: Rob Whitehead / Prop Designer: Christopher Parker / Costumer: Jared Cheshier / Camera Operator: Forest Gibson, Steven Hudson, Jon Sim / Cast: Steven Hudson, Tara Theoharis, Zac Cohn, Danielle Sparks, Kevin Lane, Monica Houston, Anne Ketola, Tim Uomoto, Brendan Uomoto, Alexander JL Theoharis / Promotional Support: Zac Cohn and Tara Theoharis / Special Thanks to Anne Ketola for all the awesome NASA gear, and David Zimmermann for video equipment!

Lyrics:

When I EDL, time for seven minutes of flamin’ hell
Rover’s touchin’ down
everybody passin’ peanuts around, yeah
We’re at mission control, getting full use outta ev-er-y Sol (wa!)
Just 25 feet left to go
It’s Curiosity, look out below (yo)

Crane lower that rover (ah)
Crane lower that rover (ah)
Crane lower that rover (ah)

N-N-N-Now bug out!

Crane lower that rover
Crane lower that rove
Crane lower that rover

Now bug out!

Kickin’ it at my con(sole), this is what I see (okay)
Data streaming back from curiosity
I got stars on my ‘hawk
and I ain’t afraid to show it (show it, show it, show it)
We’re NASA and we know it

We’re NASA and we know it

(Yo)
When I look for ice, gotta calibrate, gotta be precise
And when I raise the mast, panoramic views are unsurpassed (wha?)
This is how I rove, baking red rocks in my nuclear stove
We headed to the peak, with my laser eye
No one to bury me when it’s time to die (ow!)

Crane lower that rover
Crane lower that rover
Crane lower that rover

Now bug out!

Crane lower that rover
Crane lower that rover
Crane lower that rover

Now bug out!

Shoutout to Carl the Sage (and) Neil Degrasse T (B.A.!)
Shoutout to JPL and the Rocker-Bogie
We’re better than SpaceX
And we ain’t afraid to show it (show it, show it, show it)
We’re NASA and we know it
We’re NASA and we know it


Symphony of Science

15 Aug

Anyone who knows me, or has explored this website at all, knows of at least two things that are pretty important parts of my life: science and music.

With that in mind, I have absolutely no idea how I haven’t stumbled upon the Symphony of Science project before. A new friend of mine sent me to a fun little video, Laws of Thermodynamics (thanks Julia!). And from there I found the Symphony of Science.

According to its website the Symphony of Science is a musical project of John D Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. And it’s awesome. If you go to their site, you can watch AND DOWNLOAD the songs.

Here though, I present to you three of the songs which I find absolutely amazing. Enjoy!

You really do need to go to the Symphony of Science website to watch more of these.

Also I now want to by a keyboard and microphone with an autotune function.