Lunar artefact – a time capsule for the future
Carnegie Mellon’s MoonArk, headed for the Moon in 2021, is more than a mini time capsule. This highly collaborative and massively integrated project is both a sculptural work of art and a tiny museum of humankind, intended to spark wonderment for future humans through poetically entangled visual narratives of the arts, humanities, sciences and technologies. It represents a snapshot of Earth today that we can send forward in time to allow future humans to learn something about us. Project director Mark Baskinger explains that the MoonArk, built to last thousands of years, will be a fossil object for future Moon landings, an artefact that will link the discoverer to the complexities of a distant era. Continue reading here.