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Reese Lansangan featured in NASA’s ‘Launch America’ campaign

Reese Lansangan’s song ‘A Song About Space’ was picked up by NASA for its latest campaign of sending humans to space on May 27.

BY PUSH TEAM

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5/23/2020 11:00 AM
Reese Lansangan featured in NASA’s ‘Launch America’ campaign


Photo credit: @reeseypeasy IG

"I live for these magic moments when life feels a little bit larger."

These were the words of Filipina singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan after she was featured in National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) latest campaign called “Launch America.” NASA used her 2013 song “A Song About Space” as part of its promotional videos across its social media platforms.

NASA will be launching humans from its Kennedy Space Center on May 27 with SpaceX.

In an Instagram post, Reese recounted how she became part of the said campaign.

"One day over lunch, I got a DM from NASA (yep, the one with 57M followers...) and I almost choked on my water. NASA sliding into my DMs, now there’s something I never thought I’d see! They said they loved my super old and embarrassing 'A Song About Space' video from my channel and asked if they could possibly use it for a promo vid,” she shared.

Reese further relayed, “Nothing was set in stone so after I got over the immediate shock of the NASA DM, I just silently hoped for the best. Then I got an email back with the video link, and in my pride I took all the screencaps!"

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

⁣My face got a one-second feature on @NASA’s official Youtube channel, no big deal 🤷🏻‍♀️🌜☄️🚀🛰...????⠀ ⠀ One day over lunch, I got a DM from NASA (yep, the one with 57M followers...) and I almost choked on my water. NASA sliding into my DMs, now there’s something I never thought I’d see! They said they loved my super old and embarrassing “A Song About Space” video from my channel and asked if they could possibly use it for a promo vid. Nothing was set in stone so after I got over the immediate shock of the NASA DM, I just silently hoped for the best. Then I got an email back with the video link, and in my pride I took all the screencaps! I always get teased for that old Space video of mine because 1) I still had braces & 2) I lisped (lithped) - but each time I thought about taking it down, I couldn’t bring myself to. I figured it’s part of my history & it’s fun to make fun of yourself every now and then! Little did I know, it would be the video that NASA would notice and end up watching... it just blows my mind!⠀🤯🤯🤯 ⠀ I guess there’s a lesson in there somewhere - to honor yourself always - your lovable, bewildering, sometimes even embarrassing self! So from the bottom of NENE REESE’s heart - a sincere thank you to the universe for this tiny, tiny victory. (ALSO 🔗 click link in bio to watch a redheaded Reese lisping in song) . . 📷 @marecollantes

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The singer remarked that she is truly overwhelmed by the fact that her old song has become part of such a massive promotional activity.

"I’m sure every kid’s ambition at some point is to become an astronaut, a person of the stars. Space inspires a fantasy and aspiration in all of us, and every single night we look up at the sky we are reminded of how small we are in the context of infinity."

"My mom told me that when my other song ‘An Opportunity to Go to the Moon’ was released, she said a prayer hoping that NASA would somehow notice my little ode to that heavenly body. It’s truly overwhelming to see how God hears (and answers) the small desires of our hearts. It’s equally amazing how my mom thought of asking this for me," she stated.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SWIPE FOR NASA UPDATE!!! 🪐🌗🛰 Yesterday, I posted about my 1-sec appearance on @nasa ‘s YT channel, & you guys were SO supportive about it! Felt proud that my face made a quick cameo on a NASA vid about space exploration - something I’ve always been fascinated by.⠀ ⠀ But early at 3AM, I got a PM from @reesekids and Secret Song Society member @dango528 congratulating me for the NASA feature. I assumed it was bec. of my IG post so I said thanks, slightly embarrassed to make a big deal out of a 1-second cameo 😂.⠀ ⠀ ONLY to be surprised that NASA posted a new video using my 2013 song “A SONG ABOUT SPACE”!!! This time, it featured current-day me performing in my studio. My heart stopped, not believing that I was being given MORE. When I got on Twitter, I saw people tagging me on there too, confirming it wasn’t a dream.⠀ ⠀ I’m sure every kid’s ambition at some point is to become an astronaut, a person of the stars. Space inspires a fantasy and aspiration in all of us, and every single night we look up at the sky we are reminded of how small we are in the context of infinity. My Mom told me that when my other song “An Opportunity to Go to the Moon” was released, she said a prayer hoping that NASA would somehow notice my little ode to that heavenly body. It’s truly overwhelming to see how God hears (and answers) the small desires of our hearts. It’s equally amazing how my Mom thought of asking this for me.⠀ ⠀ 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. I’m thankful for the overwhelming support you’ve shown me: for the articles that were written (making me feel a bit sheepish tbh hehe), the FB and Twitter shares, the personal msgs. I live for these magic moments when life feels a little bit larger. Stars align around me and I am but a girl, overwhelmed and constantly marveling. Thank you 🪐🌗

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Reese further shared that NASA has always been a massive inspiration in her creative outputs over the years.

"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.”

“Stars align around me and I am but a girl, overwhelmed and constantly marveling. Thank you," she remarked.