Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Timbaland, Others Songs Sent To The Moon In Historic Feat

Last week, a lunar lander carrying digitized recordings of songs from legendary artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, and Timbaland landed on the moon. Some of these songs have never been released before. This was a historic moment, as it marked the first time a private lander successfully landed on the moon and the first American spacecraft to touch down there since 1972. The lander carried a time capsule containing various arts-related artefacts, including Michael P. Nash’s critically acclaimed 2010 documentary, “Climate Refugees.” Dallas Santana, the mastermind behind sending artists to the moon, spoke to Billboard about this incredible achievement.

“In case we blow ourselves up with a nuclear weapon, a meteor hits us, or climatic change wipes us out, there’s a testament to our history sitting on the moon,”. The time capsule spans millennia, even containing a Sumerian cuneiform fragment of musical notation. Other artists whose music appears in the collection include Marvin Gaye, Santana, Chuck Berry, Sly & the Family Stone, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, The Who, and many more. It also has photos of music events like Woodstock and album art, such as Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’. It came in a glass, nickel, and NanoFiche structure built to last millions of, if not a billion, years.
“Songs that have never been released, ever — they’re on the moon now, “The world will find out about them,

Santana chose music from 1969 and artists who played at Woodstock that year for a specific reason. He emphasized that humans first set foot on the moon that year, not long before Woodstock took place. Santana hopes the time capsule will evoke the same sense of peace and togetherness. Thus, he has kept the names of the musicians featured pretty quiet until now.

“NASA doesn’t know – SpaceX doesn’t know yet,”

“Elon Musk is the greatest rocketeer of all time; we’re grateful for his company. When we decided to have conversations about musicians last year, we thought it was not appropriate to bring to it to his attention what we were going to do. And musicians were concerned about that. They said, ‘Does Elon Musk have anything to do with deciding what musicians go up there?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not, this is a private payload.’”

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