will.i.am, singer, producer, composer and television personality, will officially become the first artist to broadcast from Mars. Set your alarm clocks for today if you want to be part of this historical event.“NASA will hold an educational event to share findings about Mars with students and premiere a new song by musician will.i.am that will be broadcast from the surface of the Red Planet via the Curiosity rover,” LookingAtTheStars reports.
“The event will take place at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, Aug. 28, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.,” adds the same media outlet.
It will air live here.
The song in question was specifically recorded for this occasion and is aptly titled “Reach for the Stars.”
The historic event also marks the launch of a new educational initiative, made possible through a joint effort from the star's i.am.angel Foundation and Discovery Education of Silver Spring, with support from NASA.