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.
and read NASA’s posting about the mission: https://www.nasa.gov/osiris-rex