Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Will.i.am’s new single is cutting edge and out of this world…literally!

The Black Eyed Peas ‘front man’ premiered his new song “Reach for the Stars” all the way from the planet Mars this past Tuesday courtesy of NASA. The track, which had been uploaded to the NASA rover Curiosity, was played and traveled some 700 million miles back to planet Earth.

The song is the first one ever to be broadcast from the planet and was heard by students who gathered at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to listen.

Will.i.am, a staunch supporter of science and mathematics education, had a chance to see the Curiosity rover land on Mars earlier this month.  He is now part of a special league of musicians whose music has been played in outer space including Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

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