The event was hosted by Richard Branson in the Mojave Desert and the track chosen to accompany the official unveiling was Above & Beyond's club anthem 'Buzz', which samples Buzz Aldrin's original moon-landing dialogue.
After the unveiling and naming by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Above & Beyond performed an exclusive DJ set in front of an audience of 800 dignitaries, celebrities and soon-to-be astronauts, plus the assembled global media.
Jono Grant from Above & Beyond said: "We're big fans of all things space-related and so in terms of dream gigs, this is up there alongside our performance in Rio to 1million people. We're now hoping to persuade Richard to let us DJ on the first Virgin Galactic passenger flight into space!"
Virgin Galactic is the world's first consumer space travel operator, with flights costing $200,000. Check www.virgingalactic.com for details.