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Nasa's Curiosity rover spoof video goes viral

world Updated: Aug 18, 2012 00:24 IST

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A new viral video paying a hilarious tribute to Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity team is making the rounds.

Using the beat from Lmfao's 'I am Sexy and I Know It', a Seattle-based comedy group parodied everything from the space agency's blue polo shirts to the Curiosity lander itself.

The spoof video shows a group of "Nasa" members hard at work on landing the Mars rover, touting their space skills in rap form, the 'Daily News' reported.

"I got stars on my 'hawk and I ain't afraid to show it," sings a spiky-haired impersonator of NASA's leading heartthrob, Bobak Ferdowsi, who shot to nationwide fame after video of him the night of the landing lit up the Internet.

Screen grab from 'We're NASA and We Know It' youtube video.

The chorus of the catchy tune, made in the wake of the America's obsession with its landing on August 5 of course is, "We're Nasa and we know it."

In the video, the group – suited up in Nasa-esque blue polo shirts and sitting in a dummy control room dance through the streets and rap their space terms alongside the beat.




"This is how I rove, bakin' red rocks in my nuclear stove," one lyric goes, accompanied by cute animations.

The faux Nasa nerds also show off some synchronised dance moves, featuring a woman in an American flag bikini and a man in an astronaut-style orange jumpsuit.

Screen grab from 'We're NASA and We Know It' youtube video.

The video was put together by Seattle-based comedy group Satire, with the role of Bobak played by web video comedian David Hudson.

The group also show off some synchronized dance moves, featuring a woman in an American flag bikini and a man in an astronaut-style orange jumpsuit.

"This fan-made video is AWESOME (and I know it.)" the rover tweeted, adding the hashtag "#wiggle #wiggle #wiggle as another nod to the Lmfao song.

The real Bobak Ferdowsi, also gave the video a thumbs up. "Well played!" Ferdowsi tweeted.

"Video is hilarious & awesome, but don't know that we can dance like that (see high5s for ref)," he added, poking fun at himself and his team for their well-chronicled awkward high-fives the night of the Rover landing.