The first installment of the Lunar Library launched Thursday night.
The library will be part of SpaceX launch that will also be carrying an Indonesian satellite and Israeli moon lander. Once the lander is on the moon it will take pictures and more. The lander will also leave behind the time capsule with the locally made microchip.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The purpose of the 30 million page archive library is to have a backup of human civilization for the years to come. The archive is imprinted on pieces of metal using tech created by Bruce Ha, of Rochester.
“We look back this precious gift in history,” said Bruce Ha, president and founder of Stampa Technology. “It’s the very first commercial landing onto the moon but beyond that, this is the very first lunar library containing massive amounts of information of human information that will reside of the moon for billions of years.”
The rocket will take around two months to get to the moon. The library contains the English Wikipedia, the Rosetta Project and a digital library of human languages.