Updated: 28/08/12 : 07:01:24Printable Version
Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am is hoping his latest track gets a giant leap up the charts after it is played for the first time on Mars.
Reach For The Stars will be broadcast live from the surface of the red planet via rover Curiosity.
The debut of the song, described as an ode to the singer's "passion for science, technology and space exploration", will be linked to an educational event in which members of the Curiosity team will explain the transmission across space to students, as well as the rover's overall mission.
It is a collaboration between Nasa and the rapper's i.am.angel Foundation, which aims to provide digital resources in classrooms.
The foundation will announce a new science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics initiative featuring the Mars Curiosity rover and other Nasa assets.
The track will be broadcast later during a press conference at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.