In another weird space project (after space cables and elevators), a company is hoping to fly your DNA to the Moon!
Yes, just as India continues the effort to make contact with its silent Chandrayaan-2's Lander, US-based LifeShip is gearing up to launch a mission that would send and preserve DNA extracted from human spit on the lunar surface.
Following the footsteps of NASA, which is sending human names to Mars, LifeShip is hoping to etch the existence of humanity on the Moon.
The start-up wants to archive a part of humans for hundreds of thousands of years and will try to do that by collecting saliva from people, extracting their DNA, and sending it to the Moon, IEEE Spectrum reported.
Detailing the mission, Haldeman claimed that once the capsule reaches the Moon, it will be preserved for an incredibly long period of time.
"We can't guarantee a million years on the Moon but it should be up there for a while," he said, adding that "it's about archiving life and saving for the future but also...what could happen with this DNA in the future."