Will.i.am said he could not explain how amazing it was to have his song, Reach for the Stars, to be broadcast from another planet.
Speaking to students at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, he said the song will tell them to raise their expectations of what they can achieve for themselves, and surround themselves with people who believe in them.
During the event, Will.i.am's i.am angel Foundation and Discovery Education announced a $10m classroom education initiative that will reach 25 million students annually, including 'many from underserved communities'.
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