While ratings for the UK TV talent show The Voice continue to decline on BBC television, one of the judges, Will.i.am, still has fans in the space business it seems. For according to the UK-based tabloid newspaper The Sun, NASA has asked the Black Eyed Peas band member to come up with a song to be broadcast back to Earth on a future NASA science mission to Mars. Will-i-am has previously worked with NASA before, on twitter to encourage interest in NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, and as a narrator on a NASA TV documentary.
Will-I-am sitting with former astronaut Leland Melvin, NASA associated administrator for EducatIon, during a twitter broadcast just before the launch of NASA’s previous Mars Science Laboratory mission. Courtesy: NASA