The Phenomenauts

The Phenomenauts have been invited to shoot their next music video at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The video is for the song "Heroes" about the men, women, and animals that lived and died to advance our planet's space program.

The band was honored with a VIP tour of the Space Center last week, which included meetings with astronauts, scientists, and hands-on experience with space station parts and training facilities.

Along with that, which would be pretty incredible in of itself, the band's song "Infinite Frontier" will be brought on board The International Space Station as part of the upcoming STS-124 mission, where it will be played for the crew's first wake up. Wake-up calls are a long-standing tradition of the NASA program. Each day during the mission, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center will greet the crew with an appropriate musical interlude.

The track blends 70's punk with new-wave, asking "All the way from the bottom of the ocean to the upper atmosphere, there are astronomical possibilities, so why should we stop here?" and demands that we "Press onward!"

Update: To be accurate here, NASA headquarters is in Washington DC. The band visited the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center which is one of the organization's centres for human space flight activities.