Will.i.am has teamed up with Nasa to premiere his latest song from the Curiosity rover on Mars.
The Black Eyed Peas leader's new composition Reach for the Stars is about the singer's passion for science, technology and space exploration, Nasa says.
Though Curiosity has no speakers it will transmit the song via radio waves which land back on Earth at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, tomorrow at 8am (NZT) and can be live-streamed here.
The song-premiere is part of a special educational event for students. Members of the team that successfully landed the rover on Mars earlier this month will explain the mission and the technology behind the song's interplanetary transmission.
Will.i.am's cooperation with Nasa goes back to last year, when he teamed with the space agency for his i.am.FIRST program. During an appearance on Fox News last August, it was joked that will.i.am would debut one of his songs on Mars to see if any intelligent life exists on the planet.
This is not the first time the rapper and producer has been involved in a science stunt. On Election Day in 2008, he appeared on American news channel CNN as a hologram.
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