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Hours NASA will be launching a new rocket into outer space as part of the mission to Mars that curiosity rover as it's called.
We'll explore the red planet for any signs of life and joining us to explain the importance of this launch for the next generation is astronaut Leland.
Melvin and producer and frontman for the Black Eyed Peas singer will I -- gentlemen great to CO.
I Allison I have scenario I'm doing well so mr.
Melvin tell us how this.
Particular mission to Mars will be different from all the previous ones.
Well this time we have a a road where they can go night and day this -- using solar panels it's it's an incredibly it's a much bigger rover.
-- ability to do different sample analysis we've got lasers they can.
Scan -- and vaporize rock and get the samples from that we even have a little robotic arm that actually do some digging and and grab thing so it's it's a much bigger much more capable over -- much -- -- That's OK so will I am how -- -- pop superstar like yourself I get connected to this space mission.
This year in August I had a program cause I am for science is rock and -- -- that -- it up and Dean Kamen now Americans injured.
Who has a program -- US first that teaches kids science technology engineering and mathematics and they compete building robots.
And I thought it would be awesome to.
Make a TV show -- -- this program to inspire the youth to get involved with stem education and so they can have careers around back technology -- -- mathematics.
You know I got a call from.
From -- Yeah Charlie Bolden and he'd put me into a completely and we live we live and I were.
Talk -- -- how to keep that momentum going because we use we struck a chord in America and it was you know.
By tapping into this 200000.
Plus community of kids who excel in.
In this field -- from the ages of nine.
Oh we wanted to keep that momentum going shares content caught system which stands for stimulating youth around science technology and and -- -- Because this or not so he wanted to cause hearing it here today inspire the next generation to get involved.
With science and got to want to become astronauts so so mr.
We don't have much time do you think you're gonna find -- any life on Mars this time.
That's why we're going to -- if find -- -- -- -- -- like this when he bright kids kicking creating building dream and do all the things that -- talked about to bill that next -- or a bill that next rocket to this and get us to Mars.
As human beings in a much faster pace than in half months we'll take curiosity get there.
Well obviously one of the best ways to off flush out any life on Mars would be to play some Black Eyed Peas off on -- Do you rover so I figured I should try that.
And thanks so much for coming in this morning and telling us about the program best of luck -- is it.
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