Sweet Mercy, the Chainsmokers Are Finally Being Sent to Space

One small step "Closer" to utopian society

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jul 19, 2022

You're about to get a little more leg room in the backseat of your rover: in a shockingly hope-instilling turn of events, the Chainsmokers are being expunged from the planet we inhabit. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart — the musical encapsulation of Just Some Guy — are being sent to space.

As reported by The Associated Press, the EDM hitmakers are set to take flight in a pressurized capsule tethered to a stratospheric balloon in 2024. They will record a performance from within the capsule, allowing viewers to experience the sights and sounds from a safe distance.

While they won't be taking a ride on Jeff Bezos's dong-shaped rocket, the duo will be doing some intergalactic edging — they'll become the first musical act to perform at the edge of space; about 32 kilometres above the Earth.

The mission comes from emergent space tourism company World View and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Hartman, whose young son inspired the choice of approaching the DJ and electronic production pair to be part of one of the inaugural flights. Seating eight passengers and two crew members, the World View trips (beginning in 2024) will last between six and 12 hours, with each seat going for about $50,000 USD [via Space.com] — by far the cheapest option thus far in the totally-necessary realm of space tourism.

"We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborate with World View to have this adventure and experience," the Chainsmokers said in a statement. "We know the views of both Earth and space are going to be incredible and inspiring and we hope to leverage this flight for creativity on future projects."

Boots on the moon? More like butts on the moon!

The duo apologetically announced their comeback earlier this year, while fellow dude who rocks Pete Davidson's rocket man dreams were dashed due to a scheduling conflict.

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