Jimi Hendrix on the moon for everlasting memory

Jimi Hendrix on the moon for everlasting memory

The director of the billion-year “time capsule” that landed on the moon last week said it contained a previously unreleased song by Jimi Hendrixalong with the music of Elvis Presleyof the Who and many others.

A total of 222 objects were included in the collection.”Lunar Records”, which is part of an archive integrated into the commercial Odysseus lander that landed on our satellite on February 22. The 118 billion dollar vehicle did not have a good landing: it in fact rolled over on its side upon arrival but continues to provide information to Earth.

The manager of Space Blue Dallas Santanawho came up with the time capsule idea, told Billboard that the 50,000 songs also include music by Marvin Gaye, Carlos Santana, Chuck Berry, Sly & the Family Stone, Bob Marley And Janis Joplinalong with a number of artifacts dating back to 1969, the year the first humans landed on the moon and also the year of Woodstock.

“Songs that have never been released, ever, are on the Moon now,” the project director said, suggesting that the Hendrix song dated from before the Seattle guitarist formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience. “The universe will discover them.”

He emphasized that Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX – which provided the launch vehicle – was not consulted about the contents of the archive. “When we decided to talk about music and musicians last year, we thought it wasn’t appropriate to bring what we were going to do to his attention. And the musicians – continued Santana (not Carlos) – were worried about this. They said, “Does Elon Musk have anything to do with the decision about which musicians go up there?” And I said, ‘No way, this is a private load.’”

Regarding how NASA’s original program to explore the Moon coincided with the rise of the hippie movement, Santana said: “We need peace on Earth right now. We brought to the Moon the “summer of love”, the people, the artists and the messages that are needed on Earth right now”.

In the capsule, built to withstand lunar conditions for up to a billion yearsalso preserved are an ancient Sumerian cuneiform fragment, paintings by Rembrandt and Van Gogh (supposedly copies, not the originals) and the famous cover of “The Dark Side of the Moon” of the Pink Floyd.

The 2010 documentary is also present “Climate Refugees”. His director, Michael P. Nashsaid, “In case we blow ourselves up with a nuclear weapon or a meteor hits us or climate change wipes us out, there is a record of our history on the Moon.”