Sia releases new video to celebrate Mars helicopter mission

April 08, 2021 - 12:54 PM

Australian singer and songwriter Sia has collaborated with Nasa for the music video of her song “Floating Through Space” featuring French DJ David Guetta.

The video highlights the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which will be the first attempt at a powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.

Nasa took to Twitter to announce the collaboration. It wrote: “Sound the epic collaboration alarm! We teamed up with music icon Sia to celebrate the upcoming first flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.”

Nasa JPL likewise tweeted: “We’re all floatin’ through space. Sia created a fun, fact-filled music video featuring the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter as it gets closer to attempting the first powered flight on another planet.”

The helicopter is a self-sufficient aircraft that was carried to Mars connected to the belly of the Perseverance rover, which landed on the red planet on 18 February. It is a vital part of Perseverance’s mission into the unknown.

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