Whether or not you’re a fan of will.i.am‘s songs, his music will soon be out-of-this-world.
NASA‘s Curiosity rover is set to broadcast a new song by the Black Eyed Peas singer live from the surface of Mars on Tuesday, NASA announced. It will take place at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Called “Reach for the Stars,” the song is about will.i.am’s passion for science, technology and space exploration, NASA said. Check out the video above for more.
In addition, members of the team that successfully landed Curiosity earlier this month will describe the rover’s mission at the event. They will also explain the technology behind the song’s interplanetary transmission.
Will.i.am announced via Twitter that “Reach for the Stars” will be the first song from Earth ever to be broadcast from another planet.
He then encouraged other celebrity tweeters, including Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber, to “spread the word.”
The event will be streamed on NASA’s website, and broadcast on NASA TV.
Will.i.am, through his i.am.angel Foundation has also partnered with digital-learning company Discovery Education to develop a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative featuring NASA resources, such as Curiosity.
If you could choose a song to be broadcast on Mars, what would it be? Tell us in the comments below.
Video courtesy of i.am.angel Foundation
Image courtesy of Flickr, evarinaldiphotography
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