“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,” Beyonce said in the message.
“Sandy” refers to Sandra Magnus, the only woman on this mission’s crew. And Ms. Magnus had a kind response for B too: “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.”
You’d think that while B had them on the line, she could’ve asked the astronauts to bring back Kanye from space, but hey, we know they’re busy.
Do you think this was a highlight for Beyonce’s career? Or a mere publicity stunt?