Collective777’s Robert Buratti Has Art Included in Asteroid Bound Time Capsule

Collective777 member Robert Buratti is among those who’ll have original artwork carried into space on the Osiris-REx, an American space mission making a round trip to the near -Earth asteroid Bennu and back – launching TODAY and returning to Earth (if all goes well) in 2023. So the art will comprise part of a time capsule. Buratti’s piece was the band The Tea Party’s recent tour, and is titled “Drawing Down the Moon (The Edges of Twilight)” – a piece inspired by Jack Parsons.

NASA’s original invitation said, in part:

NASA will take your artworks on a spacecraft this year. The exploration agency has launched a new We The Explorers campaign that’s encouraging people to send in a piece of art for OSIRIS-REx, the first American mission that’s expected to bring back a small sample of asteroid Bennu for scientists to study on Earth. The submissions, loaded on a chip, will be carried on board the vessel in September.

 “With this initiative, NASA is inviting the public to participate in space exploration in a tangible way. From a previous “messages to Bennu” campaign, the mission already has a collection of more than 442,000 names that will travel to the asteroid. By putting identifiers and artistic expressions on a spaceship that is expected to return with a sample of the asteroid in 2023, NASA’s created a unique time capsule that will be traveling and living in space.” Read their whole invitaion here:

and read NASA’s posting about the mission:

Burratti art

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