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NASA celebrates Perseverance Mars Rover landing with Yungblud's "Life on Mars?" cover

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On Thursday, the Perseverance Mars Rover successfully landed on the Red Planet. To celebrate the achievement, Yungblud‘s cover of the David Bowie classic “Life on Mars?” was played at the end of the official NASA livestream.

“To sing the pinnacle song by an artist that truly defined my whole existence, in a search for extraterrestrial existence, was one of the best moments of my entire life,” Yungblud says in a statement. “The punx went to Mars!”

Yungblud first performed “Life on Mars?” during a Bowie tribute concert held virtually earlier this year. The Bowie Estate approved the performance to be used for the Mars Rover’s touchdown.

Yungblud also recorded a song called “Mars” for his new album Weird!, which dropped in December.

You can watch Yungblud’s “Life on Mars?” performance on the archived NASA stream now via YouTube.

By Josh Johnson
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