NASA and SpaceX will launch “Up in the Air,” the new song, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will travel aboard a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule and land at the International Space Station, where it will be greeted by astronaut Tom Marshburn.
The launch is scheduled for a 10:10 a.m. liftoff and can be watched live at NASA’s live-stream website. In case you’re wondering if sending a song is an efficient use of a rocket heading to space, fear not: The Dragon capsule will be loaded with over 1,200 pounds of scientific paraphernalia.
Marshburn and the band will do a live Q&A on March 18, the day of the song’s worldwide premiere. Fans can view the conversation at the band’s website.
The extensive effort marks the beginning of Thirty Seconds to Mars’ promotional activity for their fourth studio album, due out later in 2013. Leto and his fellow bandmates toured their previous album, “This Is War,” for two years, setting a Guiness World Record for the number of shows played in support of a single album (311-plus shows in 60 countries on six continents).
The new single, ‘Up In The Air’ will be available on digital retailers, On March 19th! – Check the single art below: