Women of NASA featured in Rocker Grace Potter's Latest Music Video; Lady Scientists Deserve Some Honor
Singer and songwriter Grace Potter released a very inspiring music video featuring the accomplishments of women of NASA. "Look What We've Become" is the music video created by Grace Potter in collaboration with NASA's Johnson Space Center where the filming occurred.
They showcase the power, uniqueness, and accomplishments of women in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The video aims to inspire and empower the next generations to see how much women have done even after decades and centuries of gender discrimination, as reported by BoingBoing.
Potter said during an interview that the song is basically about any person enter a certain point in their life where they will face challenges that may greatly affect them and change their destiny. She said that strength comes from making the right choice even if it may be a more difficult path.
The music video showcases almost all corners of NASA including ground experiments, mission control, astronauts floating in microgravity in the ISS, astronauts preparing for space launch, training exercises in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, and Potter who got the luckiest chance to wear a real spacesuit.
Many women were shown in the video and among them is Katherine Johnson. She is known as one of the first African-American women to work as a mathematician in NASA. Some people even call them the "human computer" because these women are tasked to perform the invaluable calculations for Apollo, Mercury, and other space shuttle programs. Grace Potter was very inspired as she grows into a musician after overcoming challenges that prevented her from achieving her dream career. One verse of song even said, "and they always told us we would be nothing."
In Potter's recent interview with NASA, she said the song is not just applicable to women but it resonates with many people's lives as they should inspire themselves to overcome challenges induced by others. NASA, on the other hand, wants to inspire young women to challenge themselves to enter a career in science, technology, engineering, and math. Women have a great ability to stay, to grow and to succeed in that path even if there may be a lot of challenges coming their way.