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Arch Mission Library Launches Aboard Falcon Heavy

14 Feb 2018, 15:15 UTC
Arch Mission Library Launches Aboard Falcon Heavy
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Arch Mission Foundation from Arch Mission Foundation on Vimeo.
The Falcon Heavy rocket launched more than just a Red Tesla Roadster into space. It also carried a copy of the Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy launched by the Arch Mission Foundation.
Our goal at the Arch Mission Foundation™ is to permanently archive human knowledge for thousands to billions of years. We exist to preserve and disseminate humanity’s knowledge across time and space, for the benefit of future generations.
To accomplish this we have begun building special Arch™ libraries (pronounced: “Arks”). Our first Arch libraries are data crystals that last billions of years. We plan to use many media types over time however — whatever material is the best available for the goal.
We are very happy to announce that our first Arch library, containing the Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy, was carried as payload on today’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch, enroute to permanent orbit around the Sun.
We are eternally grateful to Elon Musk and his incredible team for advocating the Arch Mission Foundation and giving us our first ride into space.

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