The Mars rover Curiosity is creating history as we speak in its travels on the red planet. However, just because Curiosity is on Mars, that doesn’t mean it is able to escape the inexplicably popular Black Eyed Peas (the band, not the food). As it turns out, Curiosity is going to play a part in making Will.i.am the first musician to play on Mars. Will.i.am’s new single “Reach For The Stars” will be played on Mars by Curiosity, via the rover’s external speakers.
Meanwhile, Will.i.am will be on hand at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, when the event goes down; he will be there hosting a charity event to raise money for education via his charity i.am.angel. The music will be beaming from the JPL to the rover and back. While it’s not exactly an in-person musical performance on a lunar colony, it’s still a pretty cool publicity stunt for Will and his charity arm.
I’m not a fan of the Peas or Will’s music, but this is something I’m a fan of. Very clever move, NASA; ditto to you, Will. Keep thinking outside the box.
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