NASA to Blast will.i.am’s Music on Mars

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By: / August 28, 2012

MSNBC–A song called “Reach for the Stars” will make its debut, appropriately, from space.

NASA plans to broadcast the tune, written by rapper and songwriter will.i.am, from its Curiosity rover, newly landed on the surface of Mars.

Though Curiosity has no speakers, it will transmit the song via radio waves back to Earth to be received at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) Tuesday during an educational event at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

“Members of the team that successfully landed the rover on Mars earlier this month will explain to students the mission and the technology behind the song’s interplanetary transmission,” NASA officials wrote in a statement. “Will.i.am will then premiere ‘Reach for the Stars,’ a new composition about the singer’s passion for science, technology and space exploration.”

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