VASIMR (To Mars​!​)

by The Board of Education

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Obviously we all want to go to Mars. This song was inspired by a real-life experimental rocket, called the VASIMR, which stands for "Variable Specific Impulse Magneto-Plasma Rocket," and YES, we sing that full title in the verse! When we heard there was a rocket that could reduce travel time to Mars from 6months down to 1, we freaked out! Mars, baby! So here is our song, which we've shared with the Ad Astra Rocket Company (we got to talk to the inventor!). I should also mention that the other inspiration for this song was the theme song to THE GREAT SPACE COASTER. Woooo!!!!


'Cause everybody knows that, plasma is the way to go!


released September 18, 2012



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The Board of Education Seattle, Washington

The Board of Education brings the adventure, danger, learning and joy of elementary school to musical life in thrilling pop songs that span musical genres with a flair reminiscent of Schoolhouse Rock. Fronted by children’s author Kevin Emerson, the BoE has wowed audiences in their hometown of Seattle and across the country with their “advanced placement repertoire” (-The New Yorker, 2010). ... more

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