Will.i.am song will be broadcast on Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover

By Kay Steiger
Monday, August 27, 2012 15:29 EDT
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Will.i.am via Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer / Flickr
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Pop star Will.i.am was writing a song to endorse Barack Obama at the conventions four years ago, but this election cycle he’s decided to back a nerdier candidate: NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.

Will.i.am released a new single called “Reach For The Stars,” which NASA plans to broadcast from the rover Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. Eastern time, which can be viewed via NASA’s livestream. Will.i.am himself will be at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California tomorrow afternoon to witness his first Martian performance from NASA’s command center.

Listen to the song, uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 26.

(h/t Vulture)

[Will.i.am via Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer / Flickr]

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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