Team One and Lexus Welcomed Astronaut Scott Kelly Back to Earth

By Patrick Coffee 

Last week, various news outlets interrupted your regularly scheduled 24/7 racist rich guy coverage to break news of astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to Earth after nearly a year outside our lonely planet’s gravitational pull.

The trip served, in part, to document the effects of zero gravity exposure on the human body. After jumping into a pool with all of his clothes on, Kelly revealed that he somehow grew by two inches while in space and told reporters that he’s “surprised” by some of the aches and pains that have followed his landing in Kazakhstan last Tuesday.

But did he know that he’d have a new Lexus ad by Team One waiting for him?!?

Of course Mr. Kelly couldn’t appear in the ad itself as he was too busy chilling in the Soyuz capsule.

The spot ran as an introduction to the livestream of Kelly’s landing last week, and it was created in partnership with TIME Magazine, which created a “Year in Space” series documenting the astronaut’s experience.

What better time to announce a new model via a spot that “ties an emotional link between Scott Kelly’s return home and the safety features of the RX”??

Interestingly, Kelly told reporters that he’s having a bit of trouble adjusting to life back on earth, where his hyper-sensitive skin “almost like a burning feeling wherever I like sit or lie or walk” and all but prevents him from wearing clothing much of the time. Perhaps we were never meant to be astronauts after all.

That was a Diddy song on the soundtrack, BTW. When did you last hear about that guy making music?


Agency: Team One
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter: Amanda Abrams
Associate Director of Business Affairs: Janet Anderson
Product Specialist: Doug Rosenfeld
Group Creative Director: Craig Crawford
Creative Director/Art Director, Freelance: Javier Torok, Wendy Leicht
Producer: Reilly Park
Chief Creative Officer: Chris Graves
Director of Product Information: Robert Jordan
Project Manager: Rosheila Robles
Account Director: Amy Oars
Account Supervisor: Jay Thongnop
Account Executive: Kellen Laker
Executive Producer: Sam Walsh
Production Company: LOOKER
Director/DP: Roman Jakobi
Executive Creative Producer: Eden Tyler
Producer: Stephanie Marshall
Editorial Company: Team One Multimedia
Executive Producer: Bryan Cook
Editor: Mark Sanders
Assistant Editors: Sergio Maggi
Post Producer: Gina Grosso
Post Production Company: Team One Multimedia
Executive Producer: Bryan Cook
VFX Supervisor: Robert Johnston
2D VFX:  David Audelo
Post Producer: Gina Grosso
Colorist, Freelance: Adolfo Martinelli
Music Company: Butter Music + Sound
Executive Producer: Annick Mayer/Marcus Nelson

For “Coming Home” Song
Arranger:  Joel Dean/Andrew Sherman
Band/Track: A cover of “Coming Home” by Diddy ft. Skylar Grey
Voiceover: Maurice LaMarche
Recording Studio: Juice Studios
Sound Mixers: Bob Gremore