Beyoncé wakes up astronauts

    Beyoncé blasts off into space? Well, not exactly, but she did record a special wake up call for the crew aboard the Atlantis space shuttle.

    The crew of four were awakened by Bey’s voice over her single "Run the World (Girls)" from her latest album 4.

    According to, Beyoncé greeted the astronauts, thanked them for their hard work and inspiration.

    "Good morning, Atlantis. This is Beyoncé," she said to the NASA space shuttle crew as they awakened. "Sandy, Chris, Doug and Rex, you inspire all of us to dare to live our dreams, to know that we’re strong enough and smart enough to achieve them."

    Sandy, the only woman aboard, also received a special shout out for "running" space and providing motivation for all of the girls still down here on Earth.

    "This song is especially for my girl Sandy," she said to the mission specialist. "And all the women who’ve taken us to space with them and the girls who are our future explorers."

    Sandy sent an excited reply to Houston saying thanks to Beyoncé for taking the time out of her schedule to record the space travelers a greeting.

    "We’re ready for another day here in Atlantis!" Sandy said. "Hopefully, we as a team at NASA can keep our inspirational work up for the young people of America."

    The Atlantis space shuttle will be landing at the International Space Station to deliver supplies. It is set to return to Florida in less than a week.



    — Shaniqua A. Thompson




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