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Will.i.am song blasts to Mars and back, via Curiosity

Published on Aug 28, 2012 10:08 AM
 
Nasa's Curiosity rover is making global headlines as it travels uncharted territory on Mars, and it will venture into new realms back on Earth this week when it premieres a new will.i.am song. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Nasa's Curiosity rover is making global headlines as it travels uncharted territory on Mars, and it will venture into new realms back on Earth this week when it premieres a new will.i.am song.

The Black Eyed Peas rapper's tune Reach For The Stars will be broadcast live from the surface of Mars, via Curiosity, at 1pm PST on Tuesday (4am on Wednesday, Singapore time) to a news conference at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the organisation said in a statement on Monday.

The debut of the song, described as an ode to the singer's "passion for science, technology and space exploration", will be linked to an educational event in which members of the Curiosity team will explain the song's transmission across space to students, as well as the rover's overall mission.

The project is a collaboration between Nasa and the rapper's i.am.angel Foundation, which aims to provide digital resources in classrooms from kindergarten to grade 12.

 
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