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March 24, 2012

Immortality Drive

Filed under: Cool, Life, Wierd — bferrari @ 4:48 pm
Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

The Immortality Drive is a large memory device which was taken to the International Space Station in a Soyuz spacecraft on October 12, 2008. The Immortality Drive contains digitized DNA sequences of a select group ofhumans, such as physicist Stephen Hawking, comedian Stephen ColbertPlayboy model Jo Garcia, game designer Richard Garriot, fantasy authors Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman, Pro Wrestler Matt Morgan, and athleteLance Armstrong.[1][2] The microchip also contains a copy of George’s Secret Key to the Universe, a children’s book authored by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy.

The intent of the Immortality Drive is to preserve human DNA in a time capsule, in case some global cataclysm should occur on Earth.

The Immortality Drive was featured in History Channel‘s Life After People, first season episode “The Bodies Left

Stephen Hawking - World renowned Physicist

Stephen Hawking - World renowned Physicist

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