NASA Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the ISS with a Country Song

Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 3:58PM
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 3:58PM
NASA Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the ISS with a Country Song
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It's the ISS's fifteenth anniversary this month, and in honor of that occasion, NASA has written a celebratory song in the tradition of arguably the most hated music genre of all time: country.

The ISS has been occupied for a consecutive 15 years now, ever since the Expedition I arrived on November 1, 2000, and has hosted over 200 astronauts since then. The song is very informative, taking interesting facts about the ISS and setting them to a country twang. The space station orbits the Earth in an hour and a half at more than 200 miles above the surface, it weighs a million pounds, etc. None of the facts are particularly funny, with the possible exception of the fact that there are two toilets but no bath, but let's face it, country music makes everything funnier (and I say that as a casual country fan).

Here's NASA's description of the silly video:

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Gather 'round and listen to a little story about the International Space Station, humanity's home in orbit for 15 consecutive years. 
From humble beginnings as a lone Russian module, the space station grew to the size of a football field and has hosted over 200 people from 17 different countries. With more than 1700 scientific experiments already conducted, the orbiting laboratory is ready to keep pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and serve as the launching point for humanity's next steps into the solar system, including our journey to Mars. 
So sing along and learn about the biggest spaceship ever built as we celebrate 15 straight years of humans working off the Earth, for the Earth.
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Via Business Insider.