The First Song Ever Played From Mars Was Broadcast NASA's Curiosity Rover On The Red Planet


The aboriginal song anytime played from Mars was advertisement today (Aug. 28) from NASA's Curiosity departer on the Red Planet.

The concert represented the apple premiere of the appropriately called song "Reach for the Stars," by rapper and songwriter It was beamed via radio arresting about 150 actor afar (241 actor km) aback to Earth from Curiosity's landing atom on Mars' Gale Crater at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT).

"The point of the song is to admonish bodies … that annihilation is accessible if you conduct yourself and
address yourself and angle for something," the artist said today from Curiosity's mission ascendancy centermost at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.

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The music accustomed there during an educational accident captivated for acceptance from the Los Angeles adjacency area grew up.

"There's no words to explain how amazing this is," said. "These kids actuality are from Boyle Heights, the aforementioned adjacency I'm from. We don't accept to aloof end up in the 'hood. But it's a adamantine thing. The hardest affair is discipline."

Students and rocket scientists akin bobbed their active and clapped as the song's strains came aback to Earth.

"Why do they say the sky is the limit
When I've apparent aisle on the moon
And I apperceive the sky may be high
But babyish it ain't absolutely that high
And I apperceive that Mars ability be far
But babyish it ain't absolutely that far
Let's ability for the stars"

Also onhand at the accident was above NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, now the agency's accessory ambassador for education.

"Never accord up," Melvin said. "People told me that I couldn't be an astronaut. Whatever you demand to be, whatever you dream, you can do, if you put your apperception to it."

The $2.5 billion Curiosity landed on Mars Aug. 5 (PDT) afterwards ablution in November of aftermost year. The song was loaded assimilate the departer afore its abandonment from Earth, and, allotment of the hip-hop accumulation The Black-Eyed Peas, was at JPL in being to watch Curiosity land.

The car-size departer is embarking on a two-year mission to look for signs that the Red Planet may accept anytime been accouter to microbial life.

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