Monday, December 20, 2004

Keo Satellite - Be back in 50,000 years...

What if there was a way to contact with people from the future?

What if there was a way to leave a message for your future descendants?

What if this was actually a reality?

At the end of 2006, the Keo satellite will be launched into Earth's orbit carrying millions of messages from the citizens of Earth to Earthlings 50,000 years in the future. Enclosed in several layers of titanium, thermal and anti-shock layers, the sphere-shaped satellite coupled with shape memory alloys will orbit Earth for the next 50,000 years, raising when it touches the sun's rays and folding when it enters the shadows.

The satellite will be brought into space by the Ariane 5 rocket, which is built and designed by the European Space Agency. The agency, along with UNESCO and various organisations and institutions has given its support for the project and it has received a large amount of coverage in France and India.

Messages to Keo can be sent through the website or by postal mail, which is available on the website. Keo's organisers requests that all groups of the human race be represented in the project, the rich, the poor, the blind and everyone else is welcomed to participate in its project.

The deadline for the messages is December 31, 2004 (2 weeks left as of time of posting). So I'll cut short my post now to concentrate on writing my message. You can check out the satellite's website or the article on Wikipedia for a brief and simple introduction. =)

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