The purpose of such a campaign is to provide the future civilization with important information about a person from the past.
The American company Celestis will send the DNA of four dead US presidents into space. It will happen this year, writes IFLScience.
We are talking about the remains of George Washington, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower.
They will be sent in special capsules into orbit around the Sun as part of the first launch of the new Vulcan heavy launch vehicle from the United Launch Alliance.
“Such a flight will make it possible to create a kind of cosmic data warehouse that can be used by future generations of earthlings who have lived on other planets to study the history of the United States and the Earth as a whole. That is, this and possibly more. DNA sent into the future could become a biological history book for future generations migrating from Earth,” the company said.
Interestingly, Celestis could not answer how descendants could find these capsules in space.
“A large amount of DNA of American presidents will be taken from the hair of the future, which will be placed in special capsules. This flight will go down in the history books because of the presence of DNA of historical figures,” the company added.
It will be remembered that earlier the remains of the leader of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose extermination was announced by US President Donald Trump, were buried at sea.
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