Another Song for a Another Mars Mission

The Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am has allegedly been tapped to write a song for a future NASA mission to Mars. Much is being made about this in some quarters today.

Big deal.  Blur wrote a track for the European Space Agency’s Beagle 2 that was launched in June 2003. Had the damn thing landed–something went wrong during the final stages of the mission just before descent to the surface–that Blur track would have been the first song to be transmitted from space back to Earth.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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