Biology, AI, and space
Large-Scale Art Installation Travels to Space
Living Light is the summation of various aquatic species, blending bioluminescence, fluorescence, structure, and motion of numerous sea creatures into one organism. The final design, including the inner organs and outer membrane were assembled at the Kennedy Space Center.
View of Earth through Living Light, inside Neptune One at 100,000 feet
Neptune One Spaceballoon/ Living Light preparing for take-off
Image Credit: Space Perspective / Beyond Earth
Project Credit: Richelle Gribble, Yoko Shimizu, Elena Soterakis (Beyond Earth)
Jane Poynter, Taber MacCallum, Wyatt Wolf, Zane Maccagnano (Space Perspective)
To Space, From Earth is a Space Art DNA Capsule utilizing emergent technology and artistic expression to carry a visual message to space. Three artworks by Beyond Earth are encoded into silicon-based synthetic DNA to be launched on a spaceflight. Beyond Earth presents these artworks to encourage a shift from a human-centric worldview to be more encompassing of all inhabitants. To store the artworks in DNA, they are digitized and converted from binary data to the DNA bases represented by the letters A, T, G and C. The encoded DNA sequences are synthesized using a silicon-based platform and preserved in a specialized capsule built for spaceflight. DNA is nature’s oldest and most resilient data storage method. To Space, From Earth will endure the test of time and serve as an important record of human history and the biosphere.
Space Perspective is the world’s first luxury spaceflight experience. It invites more people than has historically been possible to experience a thrillingly new and visceral perspective that expands the human consciousness – the incredibly exhilarating panoramas and scale of Earth in space. Our atmosphere stretches for 100s of miles into space, and Spaceship Neptune flies above 99% of it.
Setting a new bar in out-of-this-world thrilling experiences, as soon as late 2024 Space Perspective will escort Space Explorers gently to space inside Spaceship Neptune’s pressurized capsule propelled by a high-performance space balloon that doesn’t use rocket fuel and sees the world anew through its vast windows. The ultra-comfortable, accessible and gentle six-hour journey redefines what space and wonder travel means for the modern traveler.
Based out of Kennedy Space Center, Space Perspective is led by industry luminaries Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, and their expert crew who have been responsible for all human space balloon flights in the last 50 years. Poynter and MacCallum have been dubbed ‘Masters of the stratosphere,’ by Bloomberg Business Week, and MacCallum has served as Chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.