Will.i.am became the first musical artist to broadcast music from another planet when his new single "Reach for the Stars" aired from the Mars rover Curiosity.
NASA issued a news release saying, the broadcast of the song from the Red Planet will be part of an educational event to talk with students about some of the findings so far from the mission, including how the broadcast is able to take place. And the rapper will be on hand for the historic moment.
The lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas tweeted the good news last night, saying, "blessed I will be apart (sic) of first song ever to be sent from another planet...mars to earth tomorrow." He later urged his friends to spread the world.
tweet from will.i.am about broadcast of his song from Mars
The Guardian says the 4:24-minute song will be beamed back from the Curiosity rover back to earth, like a $2.5-billion radio station. Will.i.am released a sample of the song a few days ago but is waiting until today's broadcast to premiere the full version.
NASA explains the song "Reach for the Stars," is all about will.i.am's passion for science, technology and space exploration. And NASA will also announce a new educational initiative with the singer's i.am angel Foundation as well as Discovery Education.