Let´s sing!

In 2017, musician Adrienne Provenzano surprised a group of assembled space professionals attending the United Nations’ inaugural “Space for Women Expert Meeting” by singing an original song, “A Woman’s Place is in Outer Space.” The group consensus was that Adrienne’s song would make a perfect anthem for the UN’s envisioned “Space for Women” initiative.

Adrienne, a classically trained vocalist, pianist, composer and educator, lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana. She enjoys finding ways to connect the arts with our understanding of the universe and is an impassioned advocate for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. Since 2014 she has been a volunteer NASA Solar System Ambassador. In June 2021, she curated the first “V/S” (Valentina/Sally) Day to acknowledge the accomplishments of female space pioneers and to encourage future female spacefarers; the event was presented by World Space Week and the Space4Women group.

Here is Adrienne performing her song: follow the lyrics as you sing along with the MP3 file.

A Woman’s Place is in Outer Space
Music and Lyrics by Adrienne Provenzano

A woman’s place is in outer space.
See how far she’ll go.
Take a trip on a rocket ship
With the Earth down far below.
Take a trip on a zooming ship
With the courage to endure.
Yeah a woman’s place is in outer space.
3-2-1 explore!

Going to a space station,
Walking on the Moon,
Onto Mars, just because
It’s the thing to do.
Solar systems, galaxies,
The universe that’s where she’ll be.
‘Cause a woman’s place is in outer space,
See how far she’ll go!

Going to a space station,
Walking on the Moon,
Onto Mars, just because
It’s the thing to do.
Solar systems, galaxies,
The universe that’s where she’ll be.
‘Cause a woman’s place is in outer space.
3-2-1 explore! 3-2-1 explore!