By Andrea Caccese
Mars, if you haven’t been, is a fairly desolate place, and certainly not the place where you would expect to hear music, except the sound of the howling winds through the red canyon and the dirt.
Back in 2012, on the day the Curiosity Rover finally landed on Mars for a scientific expedition that is still ongoing, things were different. To celebrate the successful landing and the start of a mission that would bring new major insights in the study of the red planet (including evidence of water), music was played on the alien planet.
Of all people, Will.I.Am (formerly known for his work as a member of Black Eyed Peas) had the huge honor of becoming the first earthling musician to be broadcasted on foreign planet (well, at least as far as we know.). His aptly titled single "Reach For The Stars" is an inspirational track with a positive message, a great start and lots of hope. Will.I.AM. is often associated with very commercial pop-dance songs, but this track is very different from singles like his ever-popular “I’ve got a feeling”. “Reach For The Stars” was chosen for its “inspirational power and positive message” to mankind and beyond. The song was broadcasted through the rover’s speaker, and heard throughout the stunning Martian landscape.
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