By KERRY TINGA

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Space is, undoubtedly, the final frontier for mankind. It is cosmically endless and, as we look up to the stars and the constellations, we can feel like anything and everything is possible. It has inspired artists throughout the centuries. Just the thought of the celestial bodies above has got me humming to Reese Lansangan’s “A Song About Space.” And I am not the only one.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), best known for landing the first man on the moon and pretty much everything else connected to space travel, used Reese’s song, written seven years ago, for their new promotional video.

“We are launching humans from NASA Kennedy [Space Center] on May 27 with SpaceX,” reads NASA’s official Tweet.

You could say that Reese was “over the moon” about it, pun intended. On her Instagram, the singer-songwriter talks about how NASA slid into her DMs and inquired about using her “super old and embarrassing” video. She mentions that she used to think about taking down the old video, posted very early in her career, because of her braces and the fact that she was lisping a bit, but she could never get herself to do it.

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There was a lesson in all of this, Reese found. “Honor yourself always—your lovable, bewildering, sometimes even embarrassing self,” she writes. Who knows? Even though you may not see it at the time, it could be something others find out of this world (last pun)!

 

It’s a big deal to me that my music was recognized by NASA, a presence that has inspired so many creative passion projects I’ve had over the years,” writes Reese in another Instagram post. “I live for these magical moments when life feels a little bit larger. Stars align around me and I am but a girl, overwhelmed and constantly marveling.”

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“The #LaunchAmerica campaign of NASA is supporting astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, the crew of the Dragon spacecraft. The mission is a partnership with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The spacecraft will launch on May 27 from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://lifestyle.mb.com.ph/2020/05/21/a-filipina-in-space/)