Will.i.am To Premiere New Song 'Reach For The Stars' Via Live Broadcast From Mars Today
28 August 2012, 07:06
The Black Eyed Peas man will debut his latest release from the Curiosity rover which landed on the red planet this month.
Will.i.am is to debut his new song 'Reach For The Stars' live from Mars today (28th August) when the track is played from the speakers of the Curiosity rover which landed on the red planet earlier this month.
The 'I Gotta Feeling' star's track will be then beamed back to earth at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
A statement on NASA's official website informs that there will be an educational event discussing details of how the Curiosity rover landed on Mars before Will's song is played for the first time.
"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," the statement explained.
The track is also about the singer's "passion for science, technology and space exploration".
The 'Great Times' star first confirmed details of the project during an interview on The Graham Norton Show back in June.
He was also at mission control at NASA when the rover touched down and hailed the "human genius" involved with making the event happen.
You can view a picture of Will with Dave Lavery at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory below:
The Voice coach has also been taking to Twitter to ask his celebrity friends such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Oprah Winfrey to spread the word of his project.
The event will also be streamed online at NASA TV and is in partnership with the rapper's i.am.angel foundation.
Meanwhile, the star is also currently working on his new studio album '#willpower' which is set to feature collaborations with the likes of LMFAO, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.