Filming took place around the NASA T-38 aircraft jets that are used by astronauts to train for spaceflight, and the NASA WB-57 high altitude research aircraft, a specialized aircraft that is used for high atmosphere research work.
Viewers got a first look at the music video in an exclusive television broadcast Friday on “Good Morning America.” The band released the video online as a surprise for fans overnight last night.
In the video –- which is a first for NASA –- Payne trains inside the replica of the International Space Station replica, while Tomlinson drives a Space Exploration Vehicle, a type of rover that could be used to explore the surface of Mars.
Horan was filmed on the partial gravity simulator, and Styles met Robonaut, a model of the human-like robot that is now aboard the International Space Station.
One Direction also filmed in a full scale replica of the Orion spacecraft, NASA’s vehicle in development for crewed missions to deep space.