Will.i.Am Makes The First Song Broadcast From Mars
Will.i.am‘s new single “Reach For The Stars” appropriately debuted from Mars yesterday, broadcast by the Curiosity rover that landed there earlier this month “from the surface of the Red Planet.”
According to the NY Daily News, the interplanetary premiere is a collaboration between will.i.am, his foundation i.am.angel and NASA as part of an educational effort to teach students about what the rover has found on Mars.
“I had no idea that one day I would have a meeting at NASA and I never thought in a billion years that a song would hitch a ride on a rocket and when it lands on Mars it would be beamed back to Earth,” the Black Eyed Peas frontman said. “But that’s what’s going to happen.
“The lyric says, why do they say the sky is limit when we have footprints on the moon?” he explains in a video about the song posted to his foundation’s website. “I know the sky might be high, but baby it ain’t really that high. And I know that Mars might be far, but baby it ain’t really that far, let’s reach for the stars.”