NASA’s first mission to the Trojan asteroids associated with the planet Jupiter will carry a few words of wisdom to inspire humanity in the distant future. Lucy Spacecraft It is scheduled to launch in October 2021, and was recently decked out with a plaque that will act as a time capsule.
While Lucy was named for fossil skeleton of human ancestor, the moniker was also inspired by The Beatles’ classic 1967 song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The spacecraft’s plaque is engraved with quotes from band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
These are the words it will carry:
“And the love you take in the end is equal to the love you make.” – Paul mccartney
“We all shine… like the moon and the stars and the sun.” – John Lennon
“Peace and Love.” – Ringo Starr
“When you have looked beyond yourself you can find that peace of mind awaits there.” – George Harrison
The Beatles are joined by other famous people. The plaque includes quotes from Albert Einstein, poet Joy Harjo, author Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Luther King Jr., Queen’s Brian May, Yoko Ono, Carl Sagan and others.
Amanda Gorman, known for heralso contributed a poem to the plaque.
You can do this Read all the quotes on the Lucy Mission website And hear some of them read by their creators in a NASA video. The star is also visible saying, “Lucy is going back to the sky with the diamond.”
Lucy’s adventures will lead her to a series of fascinating asteroids that travel their way to Jupiter. NASA said asteroid “Consider the remains of the elemental material that formed the outer planets.” The spacecraft will study these objects so that we can learn more about the history of our solar system and the origins of the planets.
NASA is looking forward to plaque in the future when our descendants will see the Lucy spacecraft still roaming in space for several millennia from now.
“Lucy After visiting a record number of asteroids for a mission in 2033 (eight asteroids in six independent orbits around the Sun) the Lucy spacecraft will travel between Trojan asteroids and Earth’s orbit for at least hundreds of thousands of years.” Will continue, if not millions of years,” The space agency said in a statement on Monday.
The plaque is also engraved with an image showing our solar system as of October 16, 2021, with an expected launch date. Lucy’s Messages Are the Human-Centered VersionIt is part of NASA’s 1970 Voyager mission. in interstellar space, but Lucy will remain clinging to within our solar system.
Perhaps one day Lucy will be retrieved, brought back home and shared with the people of Earth, with messages of hope, unity, exploration, peace and love still as relevant to our future as it is to us now.
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