Despite currently being on a hiatus, K-pop boyband BTS is still breaking records. US space agency NASA selected three of their songs for their upcoming lunar mission. Some of the group members, including RM, are away from the music scene due to their mandatory military enlistment. However, the 29-year-old South Korean rapper has made history yet again with his solo track Moonchild being featured in NASA's The Moon Tunes Playlist.
In addition to Kim Nam-joon, a.k.a RM's solo track Moonchild, the space agency has selected two space-themed BTS songs. The Moon Tunes Playlist will feature BTS' Mikrokosmos and 134340.
With NASA selecting RM's song to be played in space during their 2024 voyage, he is the only K-pop solo artist to have achieved this feat. This achievement solidifies RM's success in the music industry. It also stands as an example of breaking cultural norms.
Shortly after the news about RM and BTS' NASA collaboration went viral, fans flocked to social media to congratulate the K-pop idol. One fan wrote, “a song from unpromoted mixtape really did that! i’m so proud of him.” Another fan said, “Mikrokosmos deserves it so much ! (All the songs deserve it. But Mikrokosmos is so precious to my heart ) I can't wait.”