August 21, 2015 4:38 AM EDT

One Direction has officially gone to space in the video for their latest single “Drag Me Down,” and former fifth band member Zayn Malik definitely wasn’t on board.

The four members of the hit boy band are seen running around NASA’s Johnson Space Center in preparation for their “space mission.” At the end of the video, the quartet strap into a special space shuttle while NASA’s staff cheer them on from the control room.

If only real astronauts got to ride around the space center in open-air vehicles while crooning pop love ballads, drinking coffee with robots and strutting in orange space suits with their hair blowing in the wind.

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