Send your name to the stars: The New Horizons Message Initiative


The New Horizons Message Initiative was set up by Jon Lomberg, the space artist who designed the famous golden plate on the Voyager I spacecraft.  Voyager I recently left the heliosphere and is now travelling into interstellar space.

Another craft, the New Horizons space probe, will reach Pluto within two years.  Lomberg’s new initiative aims at storing a cybernetic message on the New Horizons computer.  Apart from developing the message, a far more complex process than one would imagine, they need to get NASA on board.

Therefore, go and sign the petition that they will use to achieve this. As a reward your name could be sent along on the probe, to be discovered millennia later by your own descendants, or something far stranger….

Send Your Name to the Stars

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2 thoughts on “Send your name to the stars: The New Horizons Message Initiative

  1. Pretty sure if the Earthlings can’t pronounce my name, neither can the Martians 😀
    But seriously, it’s a nice idea.

  2. With an unpronouncable name like that you run the risk of being misidentified as an alien yourself. 😉

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