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Will.i.am song to be played on Mars

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

A pop song by Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am will be the first song from earth ever to be broadcast from another planet.

The singer announced on his Twitter feed that his new song 'Reach for the Stars' will be played by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars earlier this month.

The song will be played at 7pm BST this evening and will be streamed live from NASA's website and broadcast on NASA TV.

http://www.telegraph...ed-on-Mars.html

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

Not his biggest fan by any stretch of the imagination - but that is a pretty cool thing to have on your CV...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

That'll stop any Martians getting too close to the Rover! That man sings like I play the Neolithic butt-flute!


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

From the comments section provided in the link:

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I am in awe of the Curiosity mission, the people and technology behind
it. I am therefore saddened to hear that this aspect of it is being dumbed down
for the masses; still, I suppose it could be worse (although not much) and
feature songs by One Direction or pictures of prince Harry naked....

Truth is, in 20 years time kids are going to learn about this
historic event, but are not going to have a clue who Will.i.am is, or know
anything about the crap song in question.

That pretty much sums up my opinion on this.

Edited by sarah_444, 28 August 2012 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

View Postealdwita, on 28 August 2012 - 02:54 PM, said:

That'll stop any Martians getting too close to the Rover! That man sings like I play the Neolithic butt-flute!


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You're to modest Ealdwita!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

Why Will.i.am?

Why don't they choose a song with a well established track record of annoying people? Grease Megamix?


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

....or Cliff Richard singing 'The Birdie Song'?

Oh, and BTW, thanks for the warning about the broadcast Still Waters

Edited by ealdwita, 28 August 2012 - 03:45 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:04 PM

Oh, do we really need to antagonise any hypothetical aliens ever before we've started?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

All that money spent and we're going to kill off any potential life on there with that planks voice before we have chance to find it....someone, somewhere, needs to lose their pension over this!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:38 PM

Why are they using a synthesized voice.  I would think they would use a good real voice....... Celine Dion perhaps.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:49 PM

"Life on Mars?" by David Bowie might've been more appropriate.

"The Eve of War" from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds probably less so...

Edited by Walter White, 28 August 2012 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:54 AM

Anyone remember "Close encounters of the 4th kind"? (or was it 3d??) :

OK, if you do, then watch this (max volume):



This must sound insane and scary even for an alien, lol, even though they might like (and recognize) the light show.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

Ah...so this is how the whole 'world ending in 2012' thing comes about...kudos to the Mayans... :whistle:


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:09 AM

Interesting............
Was curiosity programmed by a petrol head?
I mean, loud music & burnout's on Mars isn't really science is it..
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:28 AM

Agree,  agree and agreed with most comments here. Why him? Why not a song which is already famous and instantly recognizable. Is it to try and 'excite' youngsters about space? I don't know, anyways, bad choice in my opinion.





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