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About this project

Celebrate the Voyager Record’s 40th anniversary by making a new message for to send into space. The One Earth Message will be a digital message that includes photos and other content submitted by all of us, the people of Earth.

 

 “Hi I’m Jon Lomberg. Speaking for Earth was a unique privilege that changed me forever. Now we can all join together to make the One Earth Message, a new gift from humans to ET. Let’s continue the tradition of the Golden Record! ”

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 In 1977, NASA sent a Golden Record attached to each of two Voyager spacecraft, time capsules to inform ETs about life on our little planet. The Golden Record has become an icon of hope for humanity’s interstellar future. It’s time to do it again. And this time we can all participate!   First, let's make the message.

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One Earth Message Project Director Jon Lomberg was Carl Sagan’s Emmy Award winning Chief Artist on COSMOS, animation designer for the film CONTACT, Nuclear Winter, and many other Sagan projects. He was Design Director for the Voyager Golden Record, working under Frank Drake, with whom he designed a portrait of Earth in photos and diagrams. Lomberg was also Project Director for the Planetary Societyʼs Visions of Mars DVD, now on Mars aboard Phoenix; and co-designer of the Mars sundials carried aboard 3 NASA Mars rovers. His work is displayed at the Library of Congress and the National Air and Space Museum. 

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The original Golden Record contained 120 photographs selected to represent the Earth of 1977. Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, our message will carry pictures and music beyond our solar system and out towards newfound explanatory systems.

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Photos by NASA and David Harvey©
Photos by NASA and David Harvey©

 

                                     

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The One Earth Message (OEM) will be a collection of pictures, sound, and other content, all intended for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, now far beyond Pluto and heading for the stars. We are proposing to NASA that OEM be uploaded in 2020 and stored in the computer memory. Showing NASA our proposed message is the best way to persuade them!

other spacecraft could use the vast library of One Earth Message submissions to create their own customized message for their own spacecraft. Your submitted photos will be part of this digital library and available for all the world to see.

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CAN YOU DO BETTER FOR THE EARTH OF TODAY?

WHAT PICTURE WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO SHOW?

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Photo Simon Bell ©
Photo Simon Bell ©

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Photo Simon Bell ©
Photo Simon Bell ©

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Our project will give you that chance!  

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ONE EARTH MESSAGE
is a unique opportunity for the people of the world to collaborate in creating an interstellar message . Sometime in coming millennia, an alien might find it, read the message, and remember the distant Earth. What ET sees is up to YOU.

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NEW PREMIUM! Revised Portrait of Milky Way Galaxy by Jon Lomberg
NEW PREMIUM! Revised Portrait of Milky Way Galaxy by Jon Lomberg

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THE GOALS WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

Design, create, open, launch, and manage an Internet Platform to make the One Earth Message. Target date to begin submission process: early 2018

Spread the word of our project all across the globe.

Inspire acts of global creativity whose value will enrich the Earth, long after our message has been sent.

Determine the most efficient way to store our message on the New Horizons spacecraft -- and perhaps on other spacecraft as well.

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We now need funds to design, create, maintain, and manage the ONE EARTH MESSAGE submission website. This will be done in partnership with iScience at the University of Konstanz in Germany. More than a photo contest, the website will adapt as we learn what people wish to send. 

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Photo Simon Bell ©
Photo Simon Bell ©

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IT'S MUSIC TO MY EARS

You will have the opportunity to submit music you have made alone or with friends, in any style or genre, amateur or professional, published or not, as long as you own the rights to the music and song, or it is something in the public domain.

Here are two excellent examples to get your creative juices flowing.

These two compositions are buy Tonio Sagan (Carl Sagan's Grandson) and Merav Lomberg (daughter of Jon Lomberg) with Matt Switzer.

         Voyager Golden Record 2.0: The Next Generation

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Tonio Sagan, the eldest grandchild of astronomer Carl Sagan is producing “Voyager Records" an ongoing musical series. This song is created solely from the contents of Voyager's Interstellar Records. Using sampling and complex sound design, he transforms morse code into sine waves, rain into finger snaps, bubbles into percussion, heart beats into kick drums, and so on, creating a back-beat for the longer sections of music to sit and shine in a new light. We proudly offer it to you. 

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Merav Lomberg "This is OUR interpretation of how those sounds can be blended with new techniques in audio engineering to become something new and cohesive that represents earth via audible sensory. Our goal is to inspire others to showcase their creativity by producing a short experience of Earth’s audio fingerprint with no limitations or boundaries. Thanks to Camille Tamayo (Tagalog) and Eunice Castro (Spanish) for volunteering their beautiful voices to enhance the diversity of our dialogue."

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HOW THE MESSAGE WILL BE UPLOADED?

WHERE WILL IT BE STORED ON THE SPACECRAFT?        

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The message will be uploaded to the spacecraft by the Deep Space Network, the planet-wide system of three large radio transmitters and big dish receivers that communicate with all of NASA’s interplanetary spacecraft.

The One Earth Message will be stored in the computer memory aboard the spacecraft. In the case of New Horizons this is a memory chip, the best technology could offer when the engineering design was finalized a few years before launch. It is very much like the thumb drives in common use today. The entire chip has about 4 GB memory. The size of the message we are proposing is a few hundred MB.

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WHO WE ARE

 
One Earth Message Project Director Jon Lomberg was Carl Sagan’s Emmy Award winning Chief Artist on COSMOS, animation designer for the film CONTACT, Nuclear Winter, and many other Sagan projects. He was Design Director for the Voyager Golden Record, working under Frank Drake, with whom he designed a portrait of Earth in photos and diagrams.

Lomberg was also Project Director for the Planetary Societyʼs Visions of Mars DVD, now on Mars aboard Phoenix; and co-designer of the Mars sundials carried aboard 3 NASA Mars rovers. His work is displayed at the Library of Congress and the National Air and Space Museum.

To hear Jon speak about the Voyager Record and One Earth Message: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/the-new-horizons-message-one-earth/

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                     ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board includes scientists, artists, journalists, entrepreneurs, communicators, and educators. 

     Facebook One Earth Message        Twitter @OneEarthMessage  

                                          

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 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING?

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That’s Right, There Are Rewards! 

We invite you to join the One Earth Message mission as a backer who supports space science and exploration. When YOU get on board, we"ll send you some fantastic rewards such as as OEM exclusive patch, Golden Record print, hand signed by Jon Lomberg, OEM coin,Limited Edition Voyager Golden Record replica, OEM-Voyager Golden Record     T-shirt,Billion Years Portfolio and lots more including sending your name to space.

Note: all are individually responsible for any fees and customs. If your country is not listed list please, contact us.

Here are a few samples of what we have in store for you:


The Golden Record t-shirt . The cover diagram of the Voyager Record, intended to show aliens how to play and decode the Record



Signed print of Voyager Record Cover diagram, Lomberg designed with Voyager Record Co-Director Frank Drake

4" embroidered cloth patch and 3" Sticker

 This 1.5" (4 cm) commemorative coin has our project patch on one side. The other shows the orbits of the outer planets with our OEM traveling beyond Pluto--bearing a POEM of Earth.

4 Golden Record prints. A portfolio of four 12" X 15" archival prints of Jon Lomberg's drawings for the Golden Record, Suitable for framing:

Four 12" x 15" archival art prints, suitable for framing. Jon Lomberg’s classic drawings for the Golden Record picture sequence: Structure of DNA; silhouette of hunters; silhouette of couple and fetus; diagram of vertebrate evolution. Comes with the artist’s explanation and story behind each drawing.

THE BILLION YEAR PORTFOLIO: Twenty-four 12" x 15" archival art prints on paper in presentation portfolio. Signed, limited edition of 200 portfolios

 

Full deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition of vinyl replica of the of the Golden Record, signed by Jon Lomberg.

 

 NOTE: If your country is not listed on our shipping list, please contact us.

Risks and challenges

Due to the nature of this project, which is bigger and more complicated than the average project, there are more risks and challenges involved, and there are a few extra considerations. By making a pledge to One Earth Message Project, (OEMP) you agree to accept the risks as we’ve defined them below, and any other risks even if they are not explicitly stated here. In the future, we may have to request further information from Backers to enable delivery of the rewards; change the dates on which we estimate that the Project will be finished or we will be able to deliver rewards; or make other changes. OEMP will do its best to notify you of any such changes via OneEarthMessage.org, its website, and/or any an email address that you provide. All questions or disputes regarding eligibility for pledge rewards will be resolved solely by OEMP.

NASA has not formally approved this project at this time.

One Earth Message will change the way people view themselves in the Cosmos, and we think that we’ve developed the right team for the job. We have the team to design, assemble, integrate and deliver the final message to NASA. Doing everything in one place helps reduce expenses. However we will need to do some of work to be outsourced, as well as traveling, as befits a worldwide project.

But space exploration is a risky business and there are no guarantees that the spacecraft will survive until 2020 when we hope to upload to New Horizons. Or systems aboard the spacecraft might fail for many reasons and our message might not be received properly.

We are doing something that has never been done before, so there are unknown problems we may face in the creation and transmission of our message.

Our design may also be influenced by the process, and may change following the campaign based on input from people worldwide.

If you are reading this, we guess you are a person who knows there is a certain amount of risk all explorers take. We hope that you can accept the risks and step forward to help us in our goal.

We are taking every precaution to deliver products from pledges in a timely manner, as well as partnering with established fulfillment houses to ensure all of our physical goods are delivered. The time required to fulfill all pledges depends on several factors including the total number of pledges received. Pledges will be fulfilled in the order they are received, with certain higher pledge levels having priority over lower pledge levels. We aim to fulfill all pledges as quickly as possible.

Obtaining Rewards-To obtain a reward a backer must be verified following the completion of a successful campaign. All rewards are subject to availability and restrictions may apply as to when rewards can be provided. In the event OEMP is unable to fulfill any reward for any reason, OEMP will offer the affected backer a fair substitution of the reward or will provide a full refund of the pledge amount upon request OEMP is not responsible for lost or stolen rewards. Backers are solely responsible for determining any tax liability arising out of rewards provided by OEMP. Backers are subject to and must comply with any additional terms, conditions and restrictions that may apply to specific rewards.

Certain rewards may be subject to minimum requirements regarding age or other factors. It is the backers sole responsibility to comply with all necessary requirements for the reward as described.

Backers agree to hold OEMP and its affiliates and subsidiaries harmless against any loss or liabilities arising from Backer’s participation in the One Earth Message Project’s campaign.

Everything regarding the One Earth Message Project including the web site and all rewards are provided “as is”.

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    This 45 rpm vinyl record is an audio remix of the Voyager Golden Record sound materials created by Tonio Sagan, the eldest grandchild of Carl Sagan. See details in our project update The Golden Record: TNG

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    Portrait of the Milky Way Galaxy poster

    A magnificent revised version of Jon Lomberg’s classic Portrait of the Milky Way mural commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Since its creation in 1992, this has been considered one of the most accurate depictions of our Milky Way Galaxy ever made.

    The artist has revised this painting to incorporate scientific discoveries made since its original creation in 1992. These include exoplanets discovered by the Kepler telescope, the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy, and a new geometry for our own Orion Arm.

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    Interstellar Benefactor

    Choose two k-12 school, museum, or other youth groups to sponsor for this special activity. Or let us choose a deserving group. We will provide them with the essential plans and activities to help them create a greeting to ET. Your class will be part of our exclusive “Interstellar Messenger Club” where your group’s pictures will be featured. Your group then will vote on their favorite picture from all pictures in the club. The 2 most popular pictures will have the chance be uploaded to the message. Every group will receive 30 One Earth Message stickers and remain on our website as part of the permanent archive of the One Earth Message.

    You will receive an Educational Ambassador certificate in recognition and appreciation of your support.

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    CFH Telescope Exclusive Tour

    An exclusive tour that starts at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) headquarters in Waimea, Hawaii.
    Dinner at the mid-level facility on the slopes of Mauna Kea followed by a sunset tour of the Canada-France-Hawaii observatory on Mauna Kea. The tour takes people inside CFHT’s dome to see the telescope up close along with a spectacular view of sunset. The tour is given by the Director of Science Operations. (Travel and transportation not included)

    •There are health constraints: no children under 16, no pregnant women, and people with respiratory, heart or severe overweight conditions are not advised to go to the summit.

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    Galactic Tour

    Enjoy lunch with project director Jon Lomberg in Hawaii or when he visits your city. When you are on the Big Island of Hawaii Jon will offer you an exclusive guided tour of his latest creation, the spectacular Galaxy Garden, he designed.
    The Garden is a 100’ diameter outdoor scale model of the Milky Way mapped in living plants and flowers and based on current astrophysical data. www.galaxygarden.net
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    When Jon is in your city he will offer a talk/discussion to your group.
    You and your group will also have the opportunity to have a Skype session or phone call with Jon Lomberg.
    Choose two k-12 school, museum, or other youth groups to sponsor for this special activity. Or let us choose a deserving group. We will provide them with the essential plans and activities to help them create a greeting to ET. Your class will be part of our exclusive “Interstellar Messenger Club” where your group’s pictures will be featured. Your group then will vote on their favorite picture from all pictures in the club. The 2 most popular pictures will have the chance be uploaded to the message. Every group will receive 30 One Earth Message stickers and remain on our website as part of the permanent archive of the One Earth Message.

    You will receive an Educational Ambassador certificate in recognition and appreciation of your support.

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    OEM Advisory board member

    Join our International Advisory Board, have a say in message strategy and a role in message curation.

    Enjoy lunch with project director Jon Lomberg in Hawaii or when he visits your city. When you are on the Big Island of Hawaii Jon will offer you an exclusive guided tour of his latest creation, the spectacular Galaxy Garden, he designed.
    The Garden is a 100’ diameter outdoor scale model of the Milky Way mapped in living plants and flowers and based on current astrophysical data. www.galaxygarden.net
    (Travel and transportation not included).

    When Jon is in your city he will offer a talk/discussion to your group.
    You and your group will also have the opportunity to have a Skype session or phone call with Jon Lomberg.

    Choose two k-12 school, museum, or other youth groups to sponsor for this special activity. Or let us choose a deserving group. We will provide them with the essential plans and activities to help them create a greeting to ET. Your class will be part of our exclusive “Interstellar Messenger Club” where your group’s pictures will be featured. Your group then will vote on their favorite picture from all pictures in the club. The 2 most popular pictures will have the chance be uploaded to the message. Every group will receive 30 One Earth Message stickers and remain on our website as part of the permanent archive of the One Earth Message.

    You will receive an Educational Ambassador certificate in recognition and appreciation of your support.

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    • 10× names will be included in the message
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