The Curiosity Mars Probe Has a Stereo?

Well, speakers, anyway.  And they’re going to be used to play music to whatever Martians may be listening. of the Black Eyed Peas is set to premiere is new solo song, “Reach for the Stars,” through Curiosity’s audio system with a simultaneous Earth-Mars playback tomorrow. Who knew that NASA was such a fan?

I feel bad for Blur.  Had the European Space Union’s probe, Beagle 2, not gone lost in 2003, they would have been the first to offer up a song from Mars.  They had something written just for the event, too.

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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