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Inside Nasa’s plan to send the first painting to the Moon later this year

A LUNAR mission is currently underway to send the first painting to the moon in 2022.

The spatial painting is titled ‘We Rise Together – with the Light of the Moon,’ and was created by Contemporary British Artist Sacha Jafri.

Sacha Jafri's painting towards space titled 'We Rise Together - With the Light of the Moon'

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Sacha Jafri’s painting towards space titled ‘We Rise Together – With the Light of the Moon’

Our mission to put artwork on the moon is being carried out by Selenian – a UAE-based company that specializes in the management of space art – along with Spacebit, Astrobotic and Nasa through Illumination. ant Commercial Moon Upload Service (CLPS). .

The artwork, the first official art mission in history, is painted with an aerospace-grade gold aluminum plate that is not only resistant to lunar conditions but also long-lasting.

“Sacha Jafri’s work will be the first work of art on the Moon of such scale and significance. It will be preserved on the lunar surface, out of reach, forever,” said Pavlo Tanasyuk, founder of Spacebit.

“I believe that the future, where the symbiosis of art and technology will form a new wave of space exploration, will become a powerful tool for inspiring, educating and giving back to humanity. kind,” he added.

The painting is scheduled to be unveiled during a press conference in Dubai, UAE next week and is expected to feature 88 unique hearts.

The drawn hearts, dubbed Jafri ‘Moonheart NFTs,’ will be released worldwide as a non-fungible token or digital asset.

Also being sold as NFTs is a charity collection of five series that will immortalize the mission’s five phases, including rocket launch into the stratosphere, circumnavigation of the Earth, miss of the Moon, and landing on the Moon and artwork on the Moon itself.

“Just as Armstrong left his first footprints on the surface of the moon, Selenian is now set to leave the legacy of the first official work of art on the moon,” said James Khazaei, Co-Founder of Selenian. Sacha Jafri’s moon on the lunar surface”.

“Our ultimate goal is to be the gateway to Space and the Moon for physical and digital art assets, through artwork, NFTs, encryption, and the Metaverse, in turn. gives the human community purpose and utility here on Earth,” added Khazaei.

The landing site of the artwork is expected to become a world heritage site.

The artwork mission is also significant in that it will mark the United States’ first return to the moon since the Apollo mission in 1972.

This artwork mission will mark the United States' first return to the moon since the Apollo mission in 1972.

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This artwork mission will mark the United States’ first return to the moon since the Apollo mission in 1972.Credit: Getty

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Caroline Bleakley

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