Jon Lomberg, Designer of NASA's Voyager Golden Record, says it's time to make another one. He needs you and will include your name too!
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Per aspera ad astra!
here are some addition to your question about possible future missions to embed your message.
Please note the project Asgardia (http://asgardia.space/ ).
It is quite large and ambitious, with some abstracts, I agree with some not, but overall I support it.
One of the immediate tasks of this project is the creation of a "digital model" of the existing civilization of Earth as a system of centers of storing and processing digital data located on the earth orbit on the spacecrafts in format CubSat.
The first test launch of a satellite with a memory capacity of 500 MB with the ISS is scheduled for autumn of this year, around the anniversary of the launch of the first satellite.
I believe that within the next few years it will be possible to organize the launch of one or more of such devices and on extrasolar trajectories - primarily as a promotion of the project Asgardia, but for the purpose of testing the equipment with long service life.
I suggest you contact the organizer of the project Dr.Igor Ashurbeyli, well-known person, including UN agencies, or its representatives.
Contact information is on the site of the project.
Maybe OEM could be included by default in all databases Asgardia, including for long-range missions.
Dmitry, we can not extend the length of the campaign. The only way for us to keep you inform about progress and development of the project is to have your email. You can reply to me here or you can register at the top of the page in the blue box. You can send questions to email@example.com. after the campaign ends
Jon, in the coming days, raising funds really ends? I would like to support the project more from our family and to include the mention of the names in the message, but not yet possible now. The required amount of $72000 is not collected, you may extend your period of involvement (after September 29 2017)?
Thanks for all the ideas. We hope other missions will approach us.
Jon, sorry, I don't know the nearest extrasolar missions.
Or rather, I know Starshot by Yuri Milner, but it's still not in the near future, and so high-speed probes are hardly suitable for the transmission of such messages - they are too fast fly past the stars.
So I try to initiate a "Catalysis", on which I send a link.
I also thought of the option of running the simplest storage media with a solar sail from a simple device like firecrackers on the scheme by Greg Matloff, from circumsolar orbits with low perihelion. The main objective, of course, generally to observe the motion of solar sails in the Solar system, but all of them can be equipped with storage media. But I don't know what group could to do it. However, there is a possible option.
In 2018 NASA plans to launch Solar Probe Plus. Perhaps you have contacts in this team? With Solar Probe Plus additional load, you can run a small device with quite refractory (e.g., beryllium) solar sail and a storage media.
However, the time for the development of such device is very small, if the launch of Solar Probe Plus will not carry over to the later date.
Well, we may still waiting for some new extrasolar missions.
Thank you Dmitry We are always looking for other spacecraft to carry our message. Do you know anyone on these missions?
And more for all new outsolar probes: https://naked-science.ru/article/column/mezhzvezdnye-zondy-mayak-i
please, see http://i4is.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Principium17%201705170945.opt.pdf (pp. 30-35), about "Keepers".
It may be interesting for your project for future.
Over 27,000 backers helped "Zombicide: Green Horde to meet their Kickstarter funding goal. "A board game where you control zombie miniatures" sounded like fun to a lot of people, but if you search YouTube on the terms "Golden Record" and "Voyager," the search results list thousands of videos on those topics, which have been watched by millions of people.
We only need a couple thousand more of those people to donate $25 or $50 to reach the OEM goal. If most of those of us who have already donated.could add another $50 to our pledge, **we'd be over half-way there!**. I just increased my pledge by $50, and if you're a backer and can afford it, I urge you to do the same! We can do it!
Many people--including astronomers and soldiers with night visions goggles-- understand how the universe would look in different wavelengths. E.T.s would too. Also, it is no accident that most animals' vision sense is optimized for the wavelengths that pass through the atmosphere and reach the surface. Other atmospheres will have similar effects. There is a reason no animals sees in x-rays or microwaves (that we know about)
It occurs to me that we're assuming that any non-human who gets the OEM will be perceiving things in the visible (to us) light spectrum. If they "see" in infrared or ultraviolet, will they be able to perceive the message? What if they see in the x-ray or microwave part of the spectrum?
Now for something completely different: we just passed the 3-weeks-left mark, and I am starting a "if they can do it, we can!" serie. First one:
A Kickstarter campaign "Music for Cats" reached its goal with 10,165 backers pledging $241,651.00. Pets are cool, but so is OEM. We can do it!
Talking to Janet Ivey was inspiring! We look forward to partnering with her Voyager Going Interstellar project to solicit contributions to OEM from students.
Great comment Max, thanks!
I turn 71 this year. I have lived an unfamous life, and I won't have a feature of Saturn's rings with my name on it, like the astronomer Giovanni Cassini. I won't have a lunar crater named after me, like the astronaut Buzz Aldrin, or my name on radiation belts that protect our atmosphere, like the space scientist James Van Allen.
But I do have a chance to send my name into deep space, carried by a spacecraft that contains the One Earth Message. And this chance would be beyond anything I ever dreamed of when I was a teenager reading Heinlein and Asimov.
So those are some of my reasons for contributing to this project. What about the rest of you, backers?
WHY DO YOU THINK THIS PROJECT DESERVES FUNDING?
Dear Jon Lomberg:
Would you contact me? I have a website already in place, WORLD Space Week is on board and several other sponsors. firstname.lastname@example.org I am willing to donate the website I have built to help in this endeavor. I did educational outreach for New Horizons. Ask Alan Stern to verify my credibility. voyagergoinginterstellar.com is the website I built.