will.i.am debuting song 'Reach for the Stars' from NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars
by Allyson Koerner
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Singer will.i.am is literally reaching for the stars with his brand new single, “Reach for the Stars,” as it will debut today from space.

will.iam’s song will be heard blaring from the Curiosity land rover’s speakers on Mars and then beamed down to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

The Black Eyed Peas singer isn’t just doing this for talks, but to promote science education. NASA will hold the educational event that will share discoveries from Mars, explain the mission in detail and also the technological aspects of the song with students and those in attendance.

will.i.am encompasses great passion for science and space, as his i.am.angel Foundation, with help from Discovery Education Silver Spring, Md., will soon be announcing a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math initiative featuring NASA assets like Curiosity.

This isn’t the first time will.i.am has been involved with Curiosity. When NASA first launched the rover, the singer joined Cape Canaveral employees in Florida for the special event.

Click here for a first listen and tune in live to the event at NASA’s website. The event is said to take place at 1 p.m. PST (or 4 p.m. EST).

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