will.i.am, NASA team up for first song from Mars (+video)
will.i.am and NASA will debut 'Reach for the Stars' Tuesday. The new will.i.am single will be beamed from the NASA Curiosity rover.
The Mars Curiosity mission has something for everyone: Cool pix, lasers blasting rocks, and now the music of the spheres.
"Reaching for the Stars" will be broadcast from the red planet at 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday.
According to NASA, 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. will.i.am will then premiere "Reach for the Stars," a new composition about the singer's passion for science, technology, and space exploration.
will.i.am's i.am.angel Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education of Silver Spring, Md., a provider of digital resources to kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms, will announce a new science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics initiative featuring NASA assets such as the Mars Curiosity Rover.
The event will be streamed on the agency's website and broadcast on NASA TV.