President Barack Obama has congratulated the NASA scientists who put rover Curiosity on Mars saying, "It's really mind boggling what you've done."
In a phone call, the president also joked, "If you make contact with Martians, let me know right away."
Obama's praise comes a week after Curiosity landed on Mars. Over the next few years the rover will investigate the mountain's lower layers, which scientists think hold clues about possible past life.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity beamed Will.i.am's new song, Reach for the Stars, to earth.
The Black Eyed Peas rapper will debut his latest single Reach For The Stars on Mars tonight.
NASA has named the spot where its Curiosity rover landed on Mars 'Bradbury Landing' after the celebrated science-fiction author Ray Bradbury