NASA Women Honored in Music Video by Grace Potter
The great contributions of women in NASA are slowly being recognized not only by the people in their respective field but by people in the entertainment industry as well. Aside from the NASA film about women mathematicians, singer and songwriter Grace Potter also paid tribute and honor to the women in the space agency through a music video.
Potter's space-themed music video features all the wonderful accomplishments by the women in NASA from the past, the present, and the future. The video entitled "Look What We've Become" was created with help from NASA's Johnson Space Center, where it was filmed. The video features women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and it hopes to empower the next generation to join NASA.
"So much of this song is about when you are coming up through any part of your life and you face challenges, there are so many different ways that can affect you and change the course of your life," said Potter, adding, "I think that it creates a strength within you if you do make the choice to push onward and say, 'I know that this might be more difficult than another path. That's why I want to do it.'"
Notably, the video shows all aspects of NASA: Mission Control, astronauts in space and aboard the International Space Station (ISS), ground experiments, training exercises, plus Potter rocking it out in a spacesuit.
"NASA's goal with this video is to inspire young women everywhere to plot a course for a career in science, technology, engineering and math, and then stay on that trajectory, no matter the challenges, and become a part of something historic," said NASA agency officials in a statement.
One other notable feature in the video is Katherine Johnson, who happens to be the first African-American woman to work at NASA. Johnson was one of the mathematicians who provided invaluable calculations during the Apollo space program.