NASA has recently announced that they have selected three songs by the popular K-pop boyband BTS for their upcoming lunar mission. The space agency has curated a special playlist called the Moon Tunes, which features BTS’ Mikrokosmos and 134340 along with a solo track by Kim Nam-joon, a.k.a RM, called Moonchild. RM’s inclusion in the playlist is particularly noteworthy as he is the only K-pop solo artist to have achieved this feat.
Despite being currently on a hiatus, BTS is still breaking records with their music. However, some of the group members, including RM, are away from the music scene due to their mandatory military enlistment. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old South Korean rapper has made history yet again with his latest achievement. This accomplishment solidifies RM’s success in the music industry and serves as an example of breaking cultural norms.
Following the announcement, fans of BTS and RM took to social media to congratulate the K-pop idol. Many expressed their excitement for the inclusion of BTS’ Mikrokosmos in the playlist, while others spoke about the significance of RM’s solo track being selected. One fan wrote, “a song from unpromoted mixtape really did that! i’m so proud of him.” Another fan said, “Mikrokosmos deserves it so much! (All the songs deserve it. But Mikrokosmos is so precious to my heart) I can’t wait.”
NASA is currently gearing up for their next moon mission to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The Moon Tunes Playlist is just one of the many exciting things that NASA has planned for the upcoming mission. It is a testament to the power of music to connect people, cultures, and even planets.