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Fittingly enough, 30 Seconds to Mars have decided to premiere their new song, “Up in the Air” in space. The first copy of their new material is set to be included on a SpaceX cargo mission that will also be delivering scientific experiments and goods to the International Space Center.
In honor of this, the band will be heading to Cape Canaveral to watch the launch happen. For those who cannot make it to see the Falcon 9 rocket launch, NASA will be airing a live stream of it on their website which can be seen here. The Falcon 9 is slated to arrive at the International Space Center.
The band will be visiting Mission Control in Houston on March 18 to chat with astronaut, Tom Marshburn on the day that the package is set to arrive at the space center. The interview is set to be airing live, but other than that, the information has been minimal,but chances are if anything changes in the meantime, it can be found at the band’s website.
30 Seconds to Mars aren’t the first artists to have their music launched into space and then premiere deep in the universe; last year, Black Eye Peas frontman, Will.i.am launched his song “Reach for the Stars” into space as well. When the song arrived on Mars, it was officially released to the public through NASA’s website as well.
“Up in the Air” will mark the first single off of their yet-to-be-titled fourth studio album which they have been working on while on tour for their last album, This is War. The album should be released sometime this year.