The company’s representatives say that thanks to their idea, every inhabitant of our planet who has $ 99 to spare can send the most important part of themselves, in the form of DNA, to a natural satellite of our planet, and allow it to survive there for millions of years.
LifeShip wants to create a foreign object bank of human genomes in the event of a global cataclysm. DNA samples will be safe on the lunar surface, and when it is necessary to recreate the human species, this genetic repository of knowledge can be used. Then scientists will use our DNA. Such a vision is supposed to be a great lure for customers and encourage them to take advantage of this interesting offer.
„People will be able to look up at the moon and feel the connection with all life and realize that they are part of the great history of the Earth. It is possible that life came to Earth from deep in space. Perhaps we are now at a time when we can sow life on our own objects traversing the solar system. My company wants to make it possible for reasonable money”Said Ben Haldeman, promoter of the LifeShip project and founder of Planet Labs.
Each genome is to be placed in a special capsule and then embedded in amber, which will allow it to be protected against the extreme conditions on the surface of the Silver Globe. Thousands of DNA samples will be taken into space aboard a lander that will travel there on top of SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket. The company plans to take off landers with capsules filled with genomes every six months.
This is not the first idea of this type. Last April, a private Israeli lander called Beresheet crashed on the moon. It carried genome samples of 25 species of terrestrial creatures and hundreds of tardigrades, small invertebrates that are considered alien life forms because they can survive in the most extreme conditions.
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