NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center commissioned the project last summer to highlight its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, a robotic spacecraft mapping the moon’s surface and environment. Since launching in 2009, LRO instruments have gathered data on lunar ice, radiation, and topography, with an eye toward better understanding our solar system.
NASA Goddard video producer David Ladd asked the musicians to write a song that captured the inspirational nature of studying the moon and encouraged STEM learning.
“I wanted to create a unique production for the LRO mission that centered around music as a way to engage kids, parents, and educators,” says Ladd in a statement. “A major focus was also to convey an important and encouraging message to kids—particularly children of color—that nothing is beyond their reach. You can take yourself to places you never thought possible,” just as NASA has journeyed into the farthest reaches of the solar system.
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