NASA is set to hold an educational event to share findings about Mars with students, where members of the team that successfully landed the rover on Mars earlier this month will explain to students the mission and the technology behind the song’s interplanetary transmission. Also at the event the premiere of a new song by musician will.i.am will be broadcast from the surface of the Red Planet via the Curiosity rover. The track called “Reach for the Stars” is a new composition about the singer’s passion for science, technology and space exploration.
will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education, a provider of digital resources to kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms, will announce a new science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative featuring NASA assets such as the Mars Curiosity Rover.
The event will take place at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, Aug. 28, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California and will be streamed on the agency’s website and broadcast on NASA TV at:
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