Thirty Seconds To Mars is launching its new single, “Up In The Air,” literally.
On Friday (March 1), the Jared Leto-led band will be in Florida to watch the launch of SpaceX”s cargo mission to the International Space Station. The capsule will carry 1,200 pounds of cargo and a copy of the group”s new tune.
On March 18, the band will travel to Houston to NASA”s Mission Control, to conduct a Q&A with Tom Marshburn, an astronaut on the flight, which will be broadcast live on the band”s website. The song will premiere later that day and be for sale on March 19.
“Up In The Air” is the single from the band”s fourth studio album, which will come out later this year. It is the follow-up to 2009’s “This Is War.” “Artifact,” a documentary about the making of “This Is War,” will screen at SXSW on March 13. The film won the People”s Choice documentary award at last year”s Toronto International Film Festival.