How LifeShip Works
A simple cheek swab is used to collect and return your DNA sample
Your DNA is extracted and preserved at LifeShip’s state-of-the-art lab
The genetic time capsule including your DNA launches on a rocket to the Moon
The lunar lander containing the capsule arrives and stays forever on the Moon’s surface
Everything you need to easily collect and return your DNA is included in the kit! Just swab your cheek and send the sample back to LifeShip. Our lab uses advanced biochemistry to extract your DNA as a solid powder.
You also have the opportunity to include your personal story along with the DNA that makes you, you. You’ll receive updates throughout the process as the mission progresses.
Once extracted, your actual DNA gets preserved in synthetic amber—a polymer inspired by nature.
This goes in a capsule that contains a biobank with DNA from diverse plant and animal species, as well as an archive of human knowledge and culture compiled by our partners at Arch Mission Foundation.
You'll fly on our next open mission to the Moon. We're currently boarding for a SpaceX rocket shared with NASA missions and scheduled for launch in 2023. You’ll get a VIP community invite to watch live for blast off!
You'll follow the journey of your spacecraft as it slings into lunar orbit. The capsule then descends to the Moon on Firefly's Blue Ghost lander. You'll witness touch down on the surface, where the capsule—including your DNA—will remain into the far future.
What Will Happen to My DNA in the Future?
Your DNA is safe. We do not share, sell, or even sequence it. Your physical molecules just go to space. After that, your future possibilities are infinite! Perhaps our descendants will carry the capsule, and your genetic code with them as they set sail for the stars. A LifeShip is an Earth seed. It contains the blueprint of our home planet and could someday be used to cultivate a new world.
Get On the Next Rocket!
Choose your mission and order a kit today! You can send your DNA, the DNA of a remarkable pet, or ashes to honor the life of a loved one. You might even want to travel to the Moon as a family to know that you’ll always be together…