Directed by long term collaborators Ben and Gabe Turner from Fulwell 73, filming took place at NASA’s Johnson Space Center 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. In the clip we see each of the boys training to go up into space in different parts of the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility. Liam trains inside the International Space Station replica, Louis is seen driving the Space Exploration Vehicle rover, Niall was filmed on the Partial Gravity Simulator, and Harry meets Robonaut, a human-like robot, a model of which is now aboard the International Space Station.
There is absolutely no connection to the song whatsoever – buy hey, who doesn’t love space?!?