Will.i.am debuts his song 'Reach for the Stars' from Mars

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NASA broadcasted the first song ever on Tuesday from the Mars Curiosity Rover.

It’s called “Reach for the Stars."

Some of the lyrics mention the red planet:

“I know that Mars might be far, but baby it ain’t really that far, let’s reach for the stars (reach for the stars), reach for the stars (reach for the stars).”

Hip-hop artist Will.i.am says he recorded his song with a 40-piece orchestra and kids from his hometown neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

Will.i.am said he wrote the song to share his passion for science and space, in a talk with kids at an educational event at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

“I wanted to show human collaboration and have an orchestra there and something that would be timeless and you know, translated in different cultures and not have a hip-hop beat or a dance beat," he said.

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