NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool of Green Day perform onstage during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival: For Freedom. For Justice. For All. in Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Someone who helped build NASA’s InSight lander is clearly a big Green Day fan.

Green Day shared the following images via their Twitter that shows a chip on the lander that is currently exploring the terrain of Mars was engraved with “Green Day Since 1986.”  Obviously, the band is claiming this as a huge victory and declared that they have “officially landed on Mars.”  (Honestly, who can blame them?)


It’s funny how rock bands seem to receive random honors like this all the time from the science world.  It’s almost as if rock fans are, in fact, some of the smartest people on the planet, but we already knew that.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.