Talented LA kids back singer will.i.am's historic song from Mars
It may not have been an easy undertaking to send a car-sized rover named 'Curiosity' on a 350-million-mile journey to the fourth planet from the Sun, but it was a successful one.
The August 28 transmission of "Reach for the Stars" represented the first planet-to-planet recorded performance in the history of all mankind and a dream-turned-reality expedition for the song's creator and the young ones who provided background vocals for the catchy tune.
Two days after will.i.am's song was beamed from the red planet to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the songwriter and producer was still pinching himself for a task performed exceedingly well.
"Its a Beautiful night out...Im looking up at the stars in the sky thinking 'wow my song got beamed back to earth from mars,'" tweeted will.i.am, who has been a prominent member of the hip hop group, The Black Eyed Peas, since the late 1990s.
The highly-accomplished record producer's techno-enhanced voice was not the only one heard on the upbeat single that was created to celebrate NASA's rock-solid mission to Mars; nearly two dozen Los Angeles-area teens and preteens provided spirited background vocals, including nationally-recognized singer/musician Mimi Sledge.
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