Museum of Flight Shows LIve Mars Rover Music Broadcast Aug. 28

. August 28, 2012 . 0 Comments

1 p.m. NASA TV event to be shown in Museum’s theater

SEATTLE – Live coverage of NASA’s premier of will.i.am’s song from Mars will be shown in the Museum’s theater beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. NASA will hold an educational event to share findings about Mars with students and premiere a new song by musician will.i.am that will be broadcast from the surface of the Red Planet via the Curiosity rover. The event will take place at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. Theater viewing of the event is free with admission to the Museum.
Members of the team that successfully landed the rover on Mars earlier this month will explain to students the mission and the technology behind the song’s interplanetary transmission. will.i.am will then premiere “Reach for the Stars,” a new composition about the singer’s passion for science, technology and space exploration.

will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education of Silver Spring, Md., a provider of digital resources to kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms, will announce a new science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative featuring NASA assets such as the Mars Curiosity Rover.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org

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