The planet Earth can only hope that the extraterrestrial life forms on Mars have questionable tastes in music so as not to retaliate against us “Independence Day” style.
NASA will broadcast the new single by the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am (creatively titled “Reach For The Stars”) through speakers on the Mars Curiosity rover and into outer space Tuesday afternoon, according to a NASA press release.
The space program is doing this for the educational benefit of students involved with the singer’s i.am.angel Foundation and listening pleasure of space aliens alike.
will.i.am, who may or may not be an alien himself, has space aspirations dating way back to March of this year when he appeared in a promotional video for NASA.
One lyric in “Reach For The Stars” poignantly asks, “Why do they say the sky is the limit/ When there are footprints on the moon?”
Humans can purchase will.i.am’s single on iTunes starting Tuesday.