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For the primary time since 1972, an American lander known as Odysseus has touched down on the Moon.

The personal spacecraft comprises a time capsule made out of a glass, nickel and NanoFiche construction constructed to outlive for hundreds of thousands, if not billions, of years.

Uploaded onto its reminiscence are historic creative artefacts together with Michael P Nash’s 2010 documentary Climate Refugees and work by Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

Alongside these are 25,000 digitised songs by stars like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Santana, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and extra.

Photos of occasions like Woodstock and album work like Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon are additionally included.

There are even songs which have by no means been launched on this time capsule, says Dallas Santana, the founding father of Space Blue who pitched sending 222 musicians to the Moon to the Arch Mission Foundation.

Artists from 1969 and people who performed Woodstock are the main target of the curated assortment given it was the yr that man first set foot on the Moon.

According to Billboard, he stated: “In case we blow ourselves up with a nuclear weapon or a meteor hits us or climatic change wipes us out, there’s a testament of our history sitting on the moon.”

Santana had saved the names of musicians whose music had been despatched to the Moon secret till now.

He added: “NASA doesn’t know – SpaceX doesn’t know yet,” he says. “Elon Musk is the greatest rocketeer of all time, we’re grateful for his company. When we decided to have conversations about musicians last year, we thought it was not appropriate to bring to it to his attention what we were going to do. And musicians were concerned about that.

“They said, ‘Does Elon Musk have anything to do with deciding what musicians go up there?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not, this is a private payload.’”