In November, YouTube announced that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video became the most-watched clip of all-time supplanting Justin Bieber‘s “Baby.” On Friday, the South Korean pop star’s video was the first ever to receive more than one billion views on YouTube.
Psy has become a sensation in the U.S. making the short list for TIME’s Person of the Year, and being invited to perform on the upcoming Dick Clark‘s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Seems that he has parlayed a few extra ticks on his 15 minutes of fame.
With all that popularity comes hangers-on trying to ride coattails for their own slice of the spotlight. Most parodies are lame, but this is one that caught our attention.
The video is a project from the folks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center who replicated Psy’s dance moves with the backdrop of space gear. It was the brainchild of Joyce Kenon, a student at JSC, who wrote original lyrics and enlisted the help of her fellow students. Eric Sim takes the lead role and does a superb job mimicking Psy’s moves.
You can watch the video below. In case you missed it, you can also watch the World’s Best Christmas Lights Gangnam Style!