Beyoncé Calls Astronauts on Space Shuttle Atlantis

The flight crew of NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis got an unexpected wake-up call. With her single “Run the World (Girls)” playing in the background, Beyoncé delivered a pre-recorded message to the astronauts of STS-135 on Flight Day 9.

“Good morning Atlantis. This is Beyoncé,” said the pop crusader. “Sandy, Chris, Doug, and Rex, you inspire all of us to dare to live our dreams—to know that we’re smart enough and strong enough to achieve this. This song is especially for my girl Sandy and all the women who’ve taken us to space with them, and the girls who are our future explorers.”

Sandy thanked B before getting back to business. “Good morning, Houston. A big thanks to Beyoncé for taking the time out of her schedule to record us a greeting, and we’re ready for another day here on Atlantis.”