‘The Immortality Drive’ is the device that would allow the human being not to become extinct.
The International Space Station has been flying overhead for years, with scientists and astronauts from different parts of the world inside, and has become a symbol of uniting nations in an era of conflict on Earth. on this occasion, not we will talk to you of its operation or its experiments, but of a small object which may be more important than you think. welcome to the age of immortality.
A hard drive for humanity to last forever and ever
As you have read above, the object which we will talk about next is called Immortality Drive and went devised by Richard Garriotthe son of a NASA astronaut and explorer, in 2008. As stated on the Spaceref website, the Digitized DNA of Stephen Hawking, among other relevant personalities in the world at that time, was taken to the ISS thanks to a small device, as you can see in the tweet that we show you below these lines. The so-called Operation Immortality, created by the video game company NCsoft, wanted to create a time capsule to be guarded in space. Spoiler alert: they got it.
Fun fact: The DNA sequence of Stephen Hawking is stored on a hard disk, called the Immortality Drive, onboard the ISS. He was among a select group of humans to have their DNA immortalized. pic.twitter.com/LAv1tpHDlg
— Latest in space (@latestinspace) November 28, 2020
In this capsulein addition to the DNA of various people, included messages of thinkers, scientists, musicians, athletes and video game players. It was Mr. Garriott himself who took the object to the International Space Station and he did it aboard the Russian ship Soyuz TMA-13. In addition, in collaboration with Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy, also included a copy of the book ‘The secret key to the universe’, a book for the little ones to know what is beyond the Earth. And this is one of the purposes of the device: to be able to keep our passage through the planet.
The objective of The Immortality Drive it is preserve our DNA in case a catastrophe occurs on the planet in the future, being able to recover the biological information of our species. Richardin statements collected by the aforementioned medium, he claimed that:
This is simply one of the most exciting honors of my life. Having Stephen Hawking participate in my space flight project is amazing and makes this once-in-a-lifetime experience even more exciting and meaningful. If our world knew an early end. anyone who finds the Immortality Drive could stumble upon the best humanity has to offer.