“Space exploration is an inherently creative activity,” said Dante Lauretta, principal investigator for OSIRIS-REx at the University of Arizona, Tucson. “We are inviting the world to join us on this great adventure by placing their art work on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, where it will stay in space for millennia.”
[SOURCE: NASA Press Release 16-019]
While you read, this Collector Edition artwork has a digital copy traveling through outer-space in an "Earth Art" exhibit about exploration, via NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission! The objective of the mission is to collect samples from the asteroid Bennu and return them to Earth. As a bonus, OSIRIS-REx will take the chip of Earth Art, poetry, and creative writing to a stable orbit around the sun thereafter, where it will remain for Millennia to come!
While this original artwork is already sold to a private collector,
please enjoy the real "human exploration" history depicted (not to scale) in this Artwork.
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