There is little doubt that people are still feeling emotional over the cancellation of Cowboy Bebop. After all, everyone was expecting a second season of the live-action show to bring the Bebop crew together again. Despite the news, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) clearly wants to pay tribute to the short-lived series by dropping an unexpected reference.
The official NASA Instagram account has shared a new image of two astronauts working just outside of the International Space Station. The caption explains what the astronauts are doing in great detail. However, it starts off with an awesome Cowboy Bebop reference.
We're loving the cool reference to Cowboy Bebop and it certainly comes at an ideal time. People are still dealing with the cancellation of the live-action Netflix series as well as the recent death of writer Keiko Nobumoto. Needless to say, nobody expected the reference but it was a welcome one.
Cowboy Bebop was expected to continue with a second season because of what happened in the first season finale. In Season 1 Episode 10, the Bebop crew parted ways after defeating Vicious. The injured Spike Spiegel is then approached by Radical Ed who has found Ein. She then tells Spike that she found a bounty and that they are going after the Butterfly Man aka Vincent Volaju.
That would have been an interesting story to follow. However, Netflix has since decided to cancel the series after only one season. It's unlikely that we'll get to see if the Bebop crew will ever reunite but fans are hoping that the show will get a film to wrap up the new storyline.
Both the original anime and the Cowboy Bebop live-action show are still streaming on Netflix right now.