Will.i.am Confirms Plans To Write New Song For Mars Space Mission

24 June 2012, 09:16 | Updated: 24 June 2012, 09:26

The 'This Is Love' star reveals his track will be the first signal beamed back from a rocket once it lands on the planet.

Will.i.am has confirmed his involvement in a new Mars mission which will see him writing a song to be the first beamed live from the planet.

The Black Eyed Peas man was asked about the rumours of the project by Graham Norton during his appearance on the show this past Friday (22nd June) and revealed some of the details of the project.

"I don't think I can talk about it, but there is a rocket going to Mars. It lands in August and when it lands it sends a signal back to show that it's there and they will beam a signal back to Earth and that signal will be the song," he admitted.

The Voice coach also revealed that his recent donation of £500,000 to the Prince's Trust was in part a thank you to the people of England for "accepting" him during his time on the reality show.

The 'Great Times' star took time to speak about his S.T.E.M education projects which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and he said that his mission is to help "inspire" youth to care about this form of education by setting up the projects around the US and eventually the UK.

"I talked to Prince Charles about putting a S.T.E.M project into the Prince's trust," he confessed.

You can view a picture of Will.i.am meeting Prince Charles this past week below:

His words came with huge admiration from fellow guest and Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes who said it was "fantastic" that a rapper was doing this.

Meanwhile, Will is preparing to release his new studio album '#willpower' and recently confirmed that the record will feature collaborations with the likes of Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and LMFAO.

His new single 'This Is Love' is also out now.