Tesla Mosaic, which contains thousands of photos, images, and sketches, is now traveling towards an unknown destiny in space.
Tesla not only sent this collection of visual human memories into space, but some customers with 25 or more referral wins were able to send the data of their choice as well. The data were saved on a memory card and put into a metal case that Tesla refers to as Time Capsules.
This unique payload of human data from our planet Earth was sent to space on a Falcon 9 rocket aboard the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) mission on 4th August 2022.
Tesla laser-etched the photo chosen by the referral prize winners onto the mosaic that was later sent into space.
The huge amount of visual data on the mosaic and information stored in many Time Capsule data storage cards might help aliens understand human life on Earth. Although these SD cards are stored in safe metal cases, it’s not known how long they can survive the harsh conditions in deep space and how long the data will remain intact on these devices.
Tolerances on those Sandisk consumer SD cards. Hopefully a lot of insulation? pic.twitter.com/vWZA7wbKwO
— Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) August 11, 2022
Tesla posted a short video of this unique endeavor — which no other automotive company has ever undertaken, of course — making the photos and memories of its customers live in space for eternity.
Let’s see what Tesla has to say and explore some of the reactions its customers posted on Twitter after the Tesla Mosaic and Time Capsules were sent to space.
As a thank you to Tesla owners for referring a friend or family member, we invited them to submit images that were laser-etched & launched into space by SpaceX’s Falcon 9.
This mosaic of photos will remain in space for millions of years & possibly be found by 👽 or future humans pic.twitter.com/Cn4eD9PKrs
— Tesla (@Tesla) August 11, 2022
— Tesla Joy (@TeslaJoy) August 11, 2022
— Arve 🦾 🇳🇴 ㊷ 🦊❤️ (@captainarve) August 11, 2022
Tesla is like no other company.
— Jonas⚡️ (@jonastsla) August 11, 2022
Featured image courtesy of Tesla. Direct link to this tile here.
Originally published on Tesla Oracle.
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