The first music video in zero gravity

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Update: The music video itself has been pulled from youtube for copyright reasons that I don’t quite understand. However, the making of video is still available, and that will give you a pretty good feel for some of the stuff in the original piece.

I was going to make this an evening pause, but then decided it shouldn’t wait. This music video, by OK-Go, is unique and somewhat historic, as it I think is the first to have been done in zero gravity, using an airplane to fly parabolic arcs. It demonstrates clearly the fantastic and as present almost unimaginable possibilities of dance in weightlessness, as it also might be the first time that professional dancers, the two women, are given a chance to do moves in microgravity.

Be sure to also watch the making of video below the fold. And go here for the story behind the video.


  • Milton Stanley

    That is certainly a lot of fun, but it would seem Chris Hadfield beat them to making the first zero-gravity music video by about three years with his orbital cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”:

  • Milton Stanley

    And speaking of music videos, are you the same Robert Zimmerman who made the music video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues”?

  • ted

    “OK Go – Upside D…” This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by BMG_Rights_Management.

  • I suppose we could count Chris Hatfield’s piece as the first, but it was the dance routines and the overall way the OK Go video was staged that made me think of it as a real music video. Also, though Hatfield’s was very very well done, he was still an amateur at it, while OK Go are professionals. The difference is important.

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