AUDIO (:47) LUNAR LIBRARY - Shara Fryer

A library of mankind about to land on the Moon.It’s aboard the Beresheet spaceship launched by Israel and Space-X last week. The craft is about the size of a household washer.

But it contains a 30 million page archive of humanity….etched into a metal disc about the size of a dvd.They say it’s designed to last at least 6 billion years and be a knowledge backup to Earth civilization.The disc holds the entire English-language version of Wikipedia, a guide to 5000 languages with 1.5 billion sample translations,also a collection of songs, children’s drawing and writings about Israeli culture and history.

The craft and one disc lunar library is expected to touchdown on April 11.

 

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