"If radiation breaks up some of them"
Um, with the amount of radiation hitting the Moon's surface full blast, I'm pretty sure that, in a million years, the radiation will have broken up all of them.
Stamping your footprints on the Moon's surface remains an impossible bucket-list ambition for practically all of us over the age of two. But for $99 you might still be able to leave a DNA footprint there. A startup called LifeShip is getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign to send the biological source code of its crowd …
However, if they hit the moon hard, it could bury itself under a few 10's of metres of rock, and shield itself from the radiation. As an added bonus you don't need to arrange a pesky soft landing.
You just need a nice tungsten nosecone to carve through the rock.
Everyone knows that it was twenty years ago - in fact, to the very day - that the moon was blasted from Earth's orbit by a massive explosion in a lunar waste dump. Pretending that the Moon, that sadly departed glory of our sky, is still there is clearly in pretty poor taste.
As for lunar DNA storage - well, if we could, we'd really have to ask John Koenig, Helena Russell, and the rest of the Moonbase Alpha crew about that.
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