back to article DNA-in-space archive could spark 'Upload Me to the Moon' croon boom soon

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 …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "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.

    1. adam 40 Silver badge

      Re: "If radiation breaks up some of them"

      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.

  2. Chris G Silver badge


    I think I would prefer my DNA to be distributed Voyager style, outside of the Solar system rather than dumped on the moon.

    But just confirm that facebook isn't involved in this, I don't want them having anything of mine.

    1. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: Veeger

      It's ok, facebook already knows...

  3. Oengus

    "safe and unmolested by the threat of natural disaster or nuclear holocaust

    Who wants to calculate the chances of

    a) the "ark" landing safely on the moon after the results of the previous effort to land a repository

    b) the "ark" being smashed by a meteorite within a couple of millennia

  4. sbt

    Hardiman by name...

    News flash, 3019: Like the famous cases of sperm donor clinicians back in the 21st century, it turns out the DNA sent to the moon all belongs to Mr. Hardiman.

  5. Paul Kinsler Silver badge


    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.




    1. Julz Silver badge

      Re: Hmm

      60's optimism seems to have been pervasive. I predict that Mr Decker will be flying his car around/over L.A. in November visiting mega-corporations and retiring a few supremely fit but strangely melancholy and otherworldly people.

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