Last summer, GE invited the DJ and musician Matthew Dear to listen to the sounds of jet engines, MRIs and turbines, and turn them into a dance track. In September, the company brought the dancer and Internet sensation Marquese Scott to its bootcamp for jet engines in Peebles, Ohio, and asked him to choreograph a dance performance to the track, called Drop Science. His stage was the cavernous cell where GE tests the GEnx, the LEAP and other jet engines.
Marquese was dancing in silver Mission “space sneakers” launched by GE in July to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. GE developed the silicon rubber for Buzz Aldrin’s and Neil Armstrong’s original moon boots. Likewise, the Mission sneakers use carbon fiber fabric, hydrophobic coating and other advanced materials. Take a look.