Preparations are advancing for LifeShip’s upcoming mission to the Moon. Here are a few behind-the-scenes glimpses of what’s in the works…
The DNA of LifeShip cosmic explorers already has been on a journey of its own, getting processed, extracted, and preserved in synthetic amber. Check out this video of the action as it takes place at the lab in Berkeley, California.
Launching a LifeShip Demo Capsule
LifeShip is launching a prototype genetic capsule, like the one that will include the preserved DNA, as part of an upcoming Firefly Aerospace demo launch.
Readying the Rocket
Components of ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. Credit: ULA [modified to include Astrobotic Peregrine lander spacecraft]
At nearly 110-feet tall, the Vulcan Centaur rocket is roughly the size of a blue whale, the largest mammal on Earth!
On this first lunar mission, LifeShip is part of the Arch Mission Lunar Library II on Astrobotic's Peregrine lander.
LifeShip's capsule contains the DNA of human cosmic explorers, as well as the genes of hundreds of diverse plant and animal species.
Adding New Exciting Missions
We’re excited to announce LifeShip's partnership with Firefly Aerospace! LifeShip will fly on Firefly’s Blue Ghost lander, launching on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Rendering of the Blue Ghost lunar lander. Credit: Firefly Aerospace
LifeShip cosmic explorers will get VIP invites to watch parties for launch and landing, which will be livestreamed so we can actually see our DNA travel to the Moon.
We’re grateful to be forming this community to continue humanity beyond Earth. Keep reaching for the stars by contributing your unique piece to the code of humanity!