Christmas is right around the corner. There’s a nip to the air and a buzz of festive activity. Many are in the midst of that yuletide conundrum: choosing gifts for loved ones. Seems simple, but selecting a present is a big deal. After all, a gift is something you ponder, it’s a reflection of you, the expression of your desire to make someone happy. “The social value of giving has been recognized throughout human history,” affirms the author of this New York Times article.
Music - December 07, 2016
It’s official: NASA has hung out the “HELP WANTED” sign and they want female applicants. That’s right, the American space agency is looking for women candidates to fill its top science jobs. As one of NASA’s top brass recently declared, “For the missions of the future, the agency is going to need all the expertise and ingenuity the next generation of explorers and dreamers can muster.” That’s why the agency hired singer and virtuoso instrumentalist Grace Potter to inspire a whole new generation of women scientists still in pigtails and Keds.
She released a video entitled ‘Look What We’ve’ Become from the CD Midnight especially for the occasion. What really sets the clip apart is that is was shot at the Johnson Space Center. It features NASA’s women, engineers and astronauts as well as legends like world-famous mathematician Katherine Johnson, one of the first African-American women in elite science. The singer has a lot of fun at the end of the clip playing with Robonaut, the agency’s humanoid robot.
It’s all about sending the (musical) message that women are just as welcome as men in science’s hallowed halls. NASA’s new motto? How about “Look What We’ve Become,” or why not “Run the World Universe (Girls)”