Will.i.am, Rover Curiosity

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With the help of the Curiosity Rover, will.i.am has made history.

Yesterday, fans got word that the Black Eyed Peas rapper was going to attempt to debut his latest single "Reach for the Stars" (what a fitting title, right?) from Mars today.

Well, mission accomplished.

NASA announced in a statement that the single has successfully made the 708 million mile roundtrip to Mars and back to earth, making this track the first song to be transmitted back from the Red Planet.

"Rockin at NASA with the rock star @tweetsoutloud ," will.i.am tweeted earlier today, alongside a familiar mohawk. "Thank you @onreegill for making magic with the orchestra on #reachforthestars...now that's big...first song to be beamed back from mars..."

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The 37-year-old performer took part in this experiment as a way to share findings about Mars with students.

"Today is about inspiring young people to lead a life without limits placed on their potential and to pursue collaboration between humanity and technology through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education," will.i.am said. "I know my purpose is to inspire young people, because they will keep inspiring me back."

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