NASA’s new fever dream music video: a roundtable discussion

Today, NASA published a video to one of its YouTube channels called “Can You See It?” (You can see it above.) The video appears to be aimed at inspiring young students to explore the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering, as well as encouraging them to believe in themselves.

That’s great! Kids should be encouraged to do all those sorts of things, and feel empowered to pursue them. But the video NASA released is unbelievably starry-eyed in the face of how weird it is. It features a teleporting astronaut that leads the kids around, clips from a Barack Obama speech, and is for some reason apparently staged in a Dave & Buster’s. It’s the kind of video that gnaws on your consciousness until you just have to throw your arms up…

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