NASA technology behind One Direction Drag Me down Video

One Direction,  English-Irish pop boy band, is one of the most popular names in the music Industry currently. They have a huge fan following World-wide who follow their every song and live show. Recently they released their Single Drag me down which has an amazing Video as it was Shot inside NASA’s Johnson space center featuring some amazing NASA technology. So, If you haven’t seen the Video yet, watch this Amazing Video first.

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After watching the Video, you must be wondering about the Technology used in the video. In addition to the NASA’s bright orange suits, there are other amazing technologies seen in the Video. We give you a walk through of the major ones

1)  Space Exploration Vehicle

NASA Space Exploration Vehicle + One Direction

Louis can be seen in the video riding the Space Exploration Vehicle. It might look like an ordinary pickup truck on steroids, but it is a serious piece of tech. The Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) is designed to be a multipurpose vehicle for both in-space missions and exploration of near earth bodies like asteroids or Mars. The surface Vehicle is designed for extremely Harsh conditions and require little or No maintenance. At a time it can house two astronauts for 14 days. It can climbs thousands of miles up the mountains with upto 40 degrees of slope. The Vehicle has been tested for use by driving it for 140 km on rough lava!

NASA Space Exploration Vehicle during its field testing

2) Robonaut

Robonaut + One Direction

Harry can be seen in the Video having a great time with the Robonaut. The current iteration of Robonaut has been designed by NASA and General motors to help humans work and explore in space. The Humanoids are designed to work alongside humans on space mission and also go to places where it might be too dangerous for humans.

Watch Live Demonstration of Robonaut

Via: Doug Liles

3) POGO (Partial Gravity Simulator) & CEVIS (International Space Station Mockup Bike)

NASA's Partial Gravity Simulator with One Direction

Nial can be seen floating around in the POGO or the partial gravity simulator. As the name suggests, it is used to create perfect reduced gravity simulations. It is one of the most essential part of Astronaut training which helps them in doing all sorts of tasks in space.

In the Video, you can see Liam on another training Staple of Astronauts – Space station mockup bike. Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization System (CEVIS) provides essential aerobic exercise to astronauts while in space to counteract the harmful effects of exposure to micro gravity.

4) T-38 Jets

NASA's T38 Jets with One Direction

These are the most important part of an Astronaut’s training at NASA. For more than 30 years now, the planes are used by pilots and other mission specialists to train themselves for the rigors of spaceflight . Powered by two after burning Jet engine, this is a part of training that is real word and not just simulation. The jets can reach up to an altitude of 40,000 feet and speeds up to 1.6 Mach

5) Orion space Craft

NASA's Orion Space Flight

NASA’s latest and the most advanced spacecraft has is being built  to carry humans into deep space. When completed it will be safest space ship to be ever built and would be used for the first manned mission to mars.


Source: NASA | NASA

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