Title: “Intergalactic”
Artist: Beastie Boys
Album: Hello Nasty
Single Released: May 12, 1998

The Year in Legacy Space – 1998
• American hip hop trio, Beastie Boys, released “Intergalactic” as the first single ahead of their fifth studio album, Hello Nasty, released two months later. The single contains the refrain, “Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic; another dimension, another dimension” throughout the song and earned the band a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999

• The year 1998 also saw the launch of the NASA Deep Space 1 (DS1) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral. DS1 was a technology demonstration mission that included flybys of asteroid 9969 Braille and later the comet 19P/Borrelly. It was also the first flight of the primary ion engine system for NASA

The Week in NewSpace – October 30, 2017
• On Halloween, Orbital ATK successfully launched its Minotaur-C rocket carrying two sets of satellites for Planet, an Earth observation company. The Minotaur-C is the upgraded replacement vehicle for the Orbital ATK Taurus rocket which failed on its previous two launches

• Also on Tuesday, NASA announced that it is considering handing over its Spitzer Space Telescope mission to a private space company, including future funding of the spacecraft

The cover artwork for “Intergalactic”, complete with menacing rodent and retro-futuristic fontography

BONUS VIDEO: This song also appears on the single release of “Intergalactic”; an homage to the late science popularizer, Carl Sagan

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