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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-15-2012 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is exceptionally well done...

On edit: The Washington Post seems to agree.

NASA probably couldn’t have asked for a better marketing video if it had gone to Madison Avenue with a space shuttle full of money.

Fra Mauro
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posted 08-16-2012 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's entertaining to a degree and another way for NASA to try and connect with the younger generation. It's not great (the lyrics, bikini Rover) but it's amusing.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-16-2012 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hopefully not stating the obvious, but the 'bikini rover' is a direct parody from the original song's video.

p51
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posted 08-16-2012 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I liked it.

This goes along way for NASA's image with the public. Now maybe they won't see the agency as the cast of "Apollo 13" (middle aged and older white guys with zero social skills) but instead as younger, highly intelligent and motivated people who can actually step out into society and not look like fish out of water...

Fra Mauro
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posted 08-16-2012 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for telling me that because I never saw the original video. Is that a characteristic of a space geek?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-16-2012 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fra Mauro:
Is that a characteristic of a space geek?
I don't think so because judging by the tweets and Facebook posts since the video was released, a great many space geeks are well aware of the original song/video.

You might just have aged out of the target audience...

Gonzo
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posted 08-17-2012 05:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too funny! Great video! Could go a long way to showing that the guys/gals at NASA aren't old fuddy-duddy nerds. Geeks, maybe, but definitely not nerds!

garymilgrom
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posted 08-17-2012 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't know of the original video either.

I thought "we're better than SpaceX" was a bit impolite. I guess I'm showing my age.

Kudos to NASA for the video and publicity it's garnered.

bruce
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posted 08-17-2012 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally! Being smart is cool again!!

issman1
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posted 08-17-2012 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garymilgrom:
I thought "we're better than SpaceX" was a bit impolite.

Musk and co will probably be more chuffed about being mentioned than being slighted. Since NASA refers to Curiosity as she, why not a 'bikini rover'.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-18-2012 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't think any more impolite than the "Beat Ariane" T-shirts....

carl walker
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posted 08-26-2012 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beat Ariane t-shirts? I gotta see those!

Dave Clow
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posted 08-26-2012 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bruce:
Finally! Being smart is cool again!!

Bingo.

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