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


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