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'Lunar Library,' Containing Archive Of Human Civilization, On Its Way To The Moon

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with Israel's Lunar Lander and an Indonesian communications satellite at space launch complex 40, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Terry Renna/AP)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with Israel's Lunar Lander and an Indonesian communications satellite at space launch complex 40, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Terry Renna/AP)

A civilization backup the size of a computer disk is on its way to the moon. The “Lunar Library,” created by the Los Angeles-based Arch Mission Foundation, blasted off aboard an Israeli spacecraft in February 21. It contains tens of thousands of books, images, and the entire English language Wikipedia. Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Nova Spivack, the co-founder of the Arch Mission Foundation.

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