Our goal is to directly engage all humanity in space exploration. We want to send your dreams and aspirations to the stars! With our basic funding goal of $30,000, we will put your data on a custom spacecraft that will be launched in 2017 initially into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), then to more distant missions to the moon, Mars, etc in subsequent missions. Once we reach our stretch goal of $100,000, we will be able to build a sophisticated ground-based laser and robotic telescope that allows your data to be optionally transmitted via laser to the target of your choice in space. We will then be able to “beam you up” by encoding and sending your data to the stars so you will travel at the speed of light into the universe. In both cases, we will be able to “back up humanity”, using the universe as our “cloud” with your images, pictures, text, tweets, video, and DNA! Your data will live forever in the universe. You will be immortalized.
Voices of Humanity is brought to you by is brought to you by the same people that are working on the recently announced laser propelled, first interstellar missions through the DE-STAR project at University of California Santa Barbara and the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) funded project Phase I DEEP-IN and Phase II DEIS programs.Professor Philip Lubin is the leading scientist on all of these projects and is a professor at UC Santa Barbara. Travis Brashears has worked with Prof. Lubin on all of these projects and is now an Engineering Physics major at UC Berkeley. Our long term goal is to enable the first interstellar missions and to eventually place the Voices of Humanity on those missions as emissaries of the Earth.