Will.i.am To Write Song For NASA Mars Mission?

15 May 2012, 08:12 | Updated: 15 May 2012, 10:00

The Black Eyed Peas star is being lined up to take part in a world first where the track will be played back to mission control.

Will.i.am is reportedly set to write a new track for a future NASA Mars mission.

The 'Great Times' rapper would take part in a world first with the track's debut play being broadcast back to mission control, according to The Sun newspaper.

A source told the publication: "Will has a natural affiliation with NASA and even name checked them on his single 'T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)'.

"He's always keen to get involved in their projects and this was an opportunity he couldn't turn down. NASA feel Will is the ideal figure to appeal to a mainstream audience and promote their technologies."

The Voice coach has previously worked with NASA during a special Tweetup last year promoting pop culture and science to a younger audience.

Meanwhile, the star turned up at Capital FM in Leicester Square yesterday (14th May) to give a world premiere of his brand new track 'This Is Love'.