Artist John Lomberg has set out on a new mission- to convince NASA to send a message into space, along with the names of 10,000 people. In 1977, the Voyager took two gold-plated records with it into space. This attempt to make a connection with any extraterrestrial life is an attempt that Lomberg hopes to repeat.
Having been a part of the team that created the Voyager records, Lomberg wants to send the 100MB digital message into space with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. New Horizons is intended to encounter Pluto in 2015, and once that data has been downloaded from the spacecraft, Lomberg hopes to upload his message in its place.
I’ve signed it; will you?