Monday, June 24, 2024

NFT by Mazatlán artist part of a NASA mission to the Moon

Guille Blancarte, an artist from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, has been selected along with over 200 other artists to send her artwork “I Wonder” to the moon. 

Blancarte, one of the winners of the CryptoArt for Impact and Innovation at Bitbasel – a platform that helps creators launch their first NFT collection – will be included in the  Lunaprise Moon Museum.

The museum will be a payload aboard Intuitive Machine’s Nova-C Lunar Lander, which is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida via a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket in early to mid 2023, according to NASA.

The mission, called IM-1, is NASA’s first return to the lunar surface since 1972. 

The museum’s collection is etched onto indestructible nano fiche disks made from pure nickel, an element that can survive the harsh conditions of outer space. The museum will have information about humanity including music by Grammy winners, famous speeches, collectibles from sports stars, works of art from the most famous artists in history, film scripts, NFT collections and more.

The information will be readable on the Lunaprise disk via a microscope, and a replica of the disk will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

Lunaprise Moon Museum
Promotional image for Lunaprise Moon Museum (BitBasel)

Blancarte’s work of art is an homage to sunsets in her hometown of Mazatlán. According to the artist, it “represents duality, cycles, beginnings and endings, sunrise and sunset.”

She added that her artwork tries to “raise awareness of the profound danger we face if we do not do something now to restore the balance of the ocean,” as she hopes that future generations can enjoy “the sea in all its splendor.” 

A series of events are being planned around the IM-1 SpaceX launch, including a post-launch celebration at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  

With reports from Bitbasel Medium and Noroeste

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