The behemoth Artemis 1 The moon rocket is “cleared to lift off” and “doing reverberations” in a new NASA video featuring music from Pearl Jam frontman and grunge rock legend Eddie Vedder.
The quoted lyrics are from the song “Invincible” on Vedder’s new solo disc “Earthling”. It drives the rhythm of the rocket’s deployment to the moon.
Exploration-themed lyrics abound on the song. “There’s a theory for everything / Big Bang Resurrection,” Vedder sings at one point. “In the heart of the cosmos / We are so much more than particles,” he adds to another, taking listeners on a metaphysical journey through inner and outer space. “Invincible” is therefore an appropriate soundtrack for NASA Artemis program lunar exploration.
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The video features an animated Space Launch System rocket launch as well as concert footage from Vedder’s tour in support of the new album.
The fully assembled rocket, which will launch the Artemis 1 uncrewed mission around the moon in May or June, has been deployed on its launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time on March 17.
This isn’t the first time Vedder has looked to the stars for inspiration. Pearl Jam’s latest record, “Gigaton,” features a trip to the Red Planet, for example, along with a song called “Superblood Wolfmoon.” The band even created a “Space Invaders” style game to promote the record.
Related: Full review of “Gigaton” by Space.com
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