As President Barack Obama said, “It does sound like NASA has come a long way from the white-shirt, black dark-rimmed glasses, and the pocket protectors.” He may have been describing the infamous “Mohawk Guy” who became an Internet sensation, but when you look at the science and precise calculations that went into the successful deployment of the Curiosity rover on Mars, it’s hard not to admit that the mission itself was pretty cool.
With a few songs being parodied as much as LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know it, it was only a matter of time before that tune was put to a background of celebrating geeks donning blue mission polo shirts. In what appears to be the Satire Channel‘s only video upload, this inevitability became a reality. Reaching over 260,000 views in just 24 hours, the video has undoubtedly hit viral status.
This video has it all. A Mars rover, breakdancing geeks, and even a sexy lady in a bikini wearing a rover’s head. It’s excellently produced and the vocals aren’t half bad, either.
The song lyrics lend shout-outs to popular names in the field of science like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and poke playful jabs at commercial space corporation SpaceX between breakdancing jigs and computer-generated footage of Curiosity’s landing on the red planet. With a mix of both real and parodied footage of the giant celebration in the control room at JPL, it doesn’t do a bad job of adding a little bit of a cool factor to the folks behind the landing.
If this is a sign of things to come, then Satire is definitely a worthwhile channel to subscribe to. The channel’s description promises a new video every Wednesday based on trending events. So I’ll pass this question to you, the reader. If you could name the next topic and song parodied on the Satire Channel, what would it be? Leave a creative comment below and let us know.