Witnessing the silky voice and exuberant personality which has made him one of today’s most successful male modern jazz vocalists, Gregory Porter performed at the live launch of NASA’s historic Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission on July 30th. 

Paul Wizikowski, Executive Producer of NASA’s launch broadcast, commented, “The launch…from America’s shore to the Jezero crater on Mars is a milestone in humanity’s history. The fact that this flight must be completed in a moment of America’s story that calls for the very best in us to persevere, we felt it fitting to signal this send-off with a focus on what makes America beautiful. 

Grammy Award-winning Gregory Porter was asked to sing ‘America The Beautiful’ to remind us that from the fruited plains to the shining seas we are in this grand story together.”