Thirty Seconds To Mars to send music into space
February 28th, 2013
04:02 PM ET

Thirty Seconds To Mars to send music into space

From the band's name to the single's title, Thirty Seconds to Mars' mission to send a song into space makes perfect sense.

The group, fronted by Jared Leto, is sending along the first copy of their new single "Up in the Air" with a SpaceX rocket, MTV reports.

The launch is scheduled to happen at 10:10 a.m. ET on Friday, with the rocket traveling from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to dock at the International Space Station. "Up in the Air," the first single from Thirty Seconds to Mars' upcoming album, will be nestled in a Dragon cargo capsule that'll include more than 1,200 pounds of scientific experiments and equipment.

Fans can watch the launch on NASA's website. Thirty Seconds to Mars will then head down to NASA mission control in Houston to host a live Q&A on their own website with astronaut Tom Marshburn, who's aboard the International Space Station.

The band will play "Up in the Air" for those listening during the March 18 talk, and will release it via digital retailers the following day.


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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. a cult of 3 hoe's and no audience.

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    April 16, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. YES THIS IS A CULT

    PRE-ORDER 30 SECONDS TO MARS NEW ALBUM – "LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS" AT http://WWW.THIRTYSECONDSTOMARS.COM.

    April 16, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Seven

    PRE-ORDER LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS AT WWW.THIRTYSECONDSTOMARS.COM

    April 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. I want to go dancing with usher and katy perry...

    yes!!!!!

    March 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. m

    the gent in the center is cute.

    March 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Daniel

    Happy Friday

    March 1, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sokman

    Good publicty for the band name. Does the poopcorn come with extra BUTTer? Maybe if we ASSk nicely?

    March 1, 2013 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. let us step out...

    this is so boring...1 hr k?

    February 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mark

    Once when the space station was floating by they were doing number two and pooop chunks fell all over my school. It was awesome.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Peace

    Our weather guy always let's us know when we can view the space station when it "floats" by, it's a pretty cool thing to see. I, also, think its cool these guys get to do that. :)

    February 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goldman

      not you....me

      February 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      I've seen it pass over my area before. A few years ago on thanksgiving the space shuttle had just left the space station and both were visible to us. They were aligned almost perfectly. Was a pretty cool sight.

      February 28, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • KickOff

      sticking too topic is much better..

      February 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      Proper grammar is even better yet. In that sentence it should be "to" not "too".

      February 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      Hey Triumph! 1 time when it went by, we could see the shuttle attached to the sp station. It was pretty "low", so it was a great view. I like that kind of stuff! (call me weird...lol)

      February 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      I saw that one, too, Peace. It was pretty cool. The funny thing is that everyone that you talked to said the same thing afterwards. "It flew directly over me." You could have lived 50 miles apart, but that's the way it appeared to everyone. Space, the final frontier.....

      February 28, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      Hey Sadie, "Expression I hate"!

      February 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      Guess I'm pretty weird like that too since I like it. I actually have a collection of space shuttle mission patches myself.

      February 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      You do Triumph? Where do you find stuff like that? Got quite a collection? I find the space stuff interesting, myself.

      February 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      I'm fascinated by that stuff myself. I live out in the country, and there are no lights out here. You get a pretty clear view at night. Not to mention, Peace is always telling me when stuff is happening, and which part of the sky it will be in. I always miss our weatherman, so she keeps me updated. Thanks Peace!

      February 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      Used to be you could write to NASA asking for one and they'd send one. Dunno if they still do since the shuttle program is over. I have a few large picture frames full of them and hanging on the walls of my trophy room/study.

      February 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Deal with it

    there are 3 in this picture

    February 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. steven dietrich

    What the hell are you 3 talking about: That is the band!!!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cody Smith

      I can confirm that this is indeed the band. They're a trio now and from left to right is Tomo, Shannon, and Jared

      March 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Zoe'

    Nope. Not them.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Courtney

    Definitly not them in the photo.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Will

    I think CNN messed up. That doesn't look like the group in the photo. It may be some of their fans but is definitly not the singers

    February 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |

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