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Ariana Grande Needs Space, So NASA Took Her to Mission Control

Ariana Grande wrote an entire song about her love for space, literally and metaphorically, and she got the ultimate space-fan tour experience by visiting NASA's Johnson Space Center earlier this year. The visit came between Ari’s May 17 show in San Antonio and her May 19 show in Houston. During her visit, she toured mission control and wore a spacesuit, sharing "My mind is still processing and devouring every second of what just happened, but I can't wait to share more… What a special day and experience. Thank you so much for your generosity and for showing my friends n I around."

The visit also prompted rumors that Ariana was using the trip to film a new music video.

That video would presumably be for her song "NASA," which Ari released in February on her album thank u, next - the song we’re sure you’ve already blown out your speakers with. Ari has a history of enthusiasm for space and NASA, ranging from everyday agency merch to her tweet last year describing how beautiful she found a Juno spacecraft image of Jupiter - only to realize Neptune is also pretty photogenic. Photographs of Grande's current tour, which includes songs from thank u, next, show the Moon prominently featured in her set design.

This story was originally published on Space.com. We are republishing a lightly edited version to SkyFeed in light of interest on the subject. Source: Bartels, Meghan. "Ariana Grande Loves Space, So NASA Took Her to Mission Control." Space.com. 20 May 2019. Web article.

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