DNA on the Moon
DNA on the Moon
DNA on the Moon
DNA on the Moon
DNA on the Moon
DNA on the Moon
LifeShip

DNA on the Moon

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SEND YOUR DNA TO THE MOON. Be part of space exploration by launching on a rocket and lunar lander shared with NASA missions. 

  • PRESERVE YOUR GENES. You get added to a genetic record of humanity and Earth. Your real DNA gets preserved in synthetic amber in a time capsule, with infinite possibilities for the future. 

  • WATCH LIVE FOR LAUNCH. Receive a VIP invitation to live watch parties for your rocket launch and lunar landing. Commemorate your journey with a personalized digital mission certificate.

  • INSPIRING AND SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE. Collecting and returning your DNA sample is easy with the kit and prepaid mailer. You'll track your DNA as it's processed at LifeShip's state-of-the-art lab, and get exciting updates as the mission progresses.

  • YOUR DNA IS SAFE. Know that your privacy is protected; LifeShip does not share, sell, or even read your genetic information.

 

How does my DNA get to the Moon?

Your DNA gets preserved in a capsule and launched on a rocket. The capsule, made by our partners at Arch Mission, shares a commercial lunar lander along with other payloads and NASA missions. The rocket launches into orbit and then does a few laps around the Earth to gain altitude before slinging the lander into a lunar capture orbit. Once the lander lands on the Moon, it stays there forever. Holding the capsule and you on the Moon forever. 

The first mission launches on a ULA Vulcan rocket out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Boarding is closed and the launch is planned for late 2021. The lunar lander is the Astrobotic Peregrine lander made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

A next mission is in 2023 with Firefly's Blue Ghost lander. Additional missions are being planned for 2022 and 2023. Further details announced soon.

When does my DNA need to be back by?

LifeShip has a series of missions planned over the next few years. Your DNA will go on the next available mission from whenever it is returned. 

What else will my DNA get used for?

We won’t sequence your DNA, sell your DNA, share your DNA, or otherwise use your DNA. It’s safe. We take your privacy seriously. 

What about contaminating space bodies? Is this legal?

We care deeply about protecting space! Your DNA is an inert molecule and we store it in a sterilized capsule following standard space protocols. This mission is legal according to international space agreements. NASA recently updated Planetary Protection policies and cleared biological missions to anywhere on the Moon except the permanently shadowed icy regions.

How long will my DNA last? What about radiation?

The capsule has radiation shielding and contains thousands of copies of your DNA. It will degrade over time but even fragments can be pieced back together. Scientists have decoded Woolly Mammoth and Neanderthal DNA by reassembling tiny fragments using existing technology. We estimate it'll be recoverable for about 10,000 years. It may not be eternity, but it's a start.

How does my DNA get stored?

Your DNA gets extracted from your cells. It gets added along with DNA from other species and humans and gets preserved in a synthetic amber polymer. All DNA is stored together for miniaturization. Scientists can isolate and decode DNA from combined samples using existing technology.

How do I know it happened? What do I get to see?

You’ll get email updates showing the steps of the mission — from how the DNA is processed, to the final landing. You'll receive explorer updates and videos about the mission throughout the whole journey. You’ll see how the DNA gets processed and how it is stored. And the best part? You will get a VIP invite to watch the rocket launch and landing on a live stream. 🚀

What if the rocket blows up?

Space is hard and sadly, rockets do explode. If you don’t make it to the Moon on your scheduled mission, we promise you’ll go again on our next launch for free.

What could my DNA be used for?

None of us will know. This capsule is designed for the far future. Perhaps it will be found by a future civilization and used recreate Earth as it is today. Our descendants could carry your code to the stars to seed a new world. We just won’t know. However, we believe it is worth saving our genetic blueprints for the future.

Why go on the LifeShip?

You get to go on a space mission and send a piece of you where few have been. You save your family’s genes for the future and leave a forever legacy among the stars. You'll look at the Moon for the rest of your life with a new sense of wonder. Your loved ones get a connection to you through the Moon.

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04/13/2021
Trip of a Lifetime!!!!

I am blown away with this whole program. This is by far the single best investment I will ever make. Thank you Ben I am ready to board the Lifeship!

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RICK W.
United States United States
04/13/2021
Satisfied Customer

The thought of knowing I sent my DNA to The Moon for only $99 gives me goosebumps

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Bill W.
United States United States
04/13/2021
Lynn's DNA sample

Good no problem doing sample or mailing.

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Alfred P.
United States United States
03/29/2021
Safe travels

Arrived quickly. Needs better instructions, particularly if you’re doing both human and pet versions. No info provided if a sample is contaminated or unusable in any way.

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Nancy M.
United States United States
03/31/2021
LifeShip

Thanks for the feedback, Nancy. Let us know if you need any more info. As long as your saliva is on the collection card or on the pet swab it will be able to be extracted and added to the capsule.

03/17/2021
Great so far!

So far everything has gone as planned/promised. I received my kit pretty quick and returned it the next day. Cannot wait for notification that our DNA is in orbit to the moon.

JH
Jim H.
United States United States
03/16/2021
Bang Zoom

Easy. Lick a card send it back in an envelope and bang zoom to the moon

LG
Leo G.
United States United States
03/13/2021
Outstanding

Easy, straightforward, no hassle instructions and return mail process. Highly recommend!!!

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Corey D.
United States United States
02/12/2021
Waiting for take off!

The kit was extremely easy to use..just lick the circle. My journey won't be until the fall but so ready to send my DNA to the moon!

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barbara k.
United States United States
02/12/2021
Very easy

It was very easy to provide the DNA sample.

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Aaron J.
United States United States
02/11/2021
Fun! Let's do this!!

Like licking a postage stamp and now getting mailed to the moon. It was that easy to be apart of something cool, different, next level. How will it feel to look up at the moon, after the lander is at home up there, and realize I'm there too? This is an amazing opportunity. How this plays out for the future of humanity and life on earth - we will likely never know - but it's great to dream, take a chance, and be a part of something really unique.

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James C.
United States United States
02/10/2021
The coolest way to set my intentions!!

I loved the experience of setting my intentions about the mark I want to make on this planet. Every time I look up at the moon I will think about the intentions I’ve set for myself and the path I need to take to get there. Thank you Lifeship for reminding me about squeezing the most out of this one wild and precious life!

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Katherine F.
United States United States
02/10/2021
DNA Sample Kit

It was very easy to understand and to do the process very excited about the mission. Sincerely Mr Gregory A Stoner

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Gregory S.
United States United States
02/10/2021
My Hope Is That This Project Is Successful

Everything is easy. I might add that it would be very neat to include a customers DNA, in amber, for them to keep as charm or necklace. I hope this project is successful, because I'd love to think that some 3,000 years in the future travelers find the probe, and harvest the DNA to see what we were like. Thank you, and please keep the updates coming.

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Robert D.
United States United States
02/10/2021
Great idea, excited to be part of this - more feedback please.

Hi, This was a Valentine's Day gift for my wife (after all I can't imagine spending eternity with anyone else - and who knows about the Alien ability for conversation right?). I would however like more feedback - did my envelope arrive on time, where is it? etc., status updates would be helpful.

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MARK L.
United States United States
02/18/2021
LifeShip

Hi Mark! I see you checked in your kit was received. You should have received an email confirmation with more details on the next steps. Perhaps check your spam or promotions folder in case it got filtered. Let us know if you can't find it and we'll send you another. Thanks!

02/10/2021
Great!

This is an amazing offer, I get a chance to do something different and unique. I am glad I am apart of something bigger

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Clinton R.
United States United States
02/08/2021
Just treading water here

Everything is in and now just waiting for each step and to be notified so I can follow along.

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Susan Z.
United States United States
02/08/2021
I live in melbourne fl seen John Glenn go into space,Time for me.

Very simple to use

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charley r.
United States United States
02/08/2021
Birthday present

great experience, looking forward to the launch. Got this for my wife's birthday, she thought it was way cool.

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SCOTT L.
United States United States
02/08/2021
A Great Experience!

Very easy and it was great to complete this.

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Ronald S.
United States United States
02/06/2021
Interesting idea

Definitely A unique experience. Looking forward to following the entire process!

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Thomas R.
United States United States