Credit: PROOF/Lunaprise Museum

PROOF to Send Moonbirds NFTs Into Space

BY Andrew Rossow

September 20, 2023

Moonbirds are going to the moon. PROOF, the art collective behind the Moonbirds collection, revealed its plan to send all 254 Moonbirds with the exclusive “Space Helmet” trait to the moon. 

On November 15, an exclusive group of 50 collectors who own a Moonbird with the coveted “Space Helmet” trait will be invited to witness the launch at the Kennedy Space Center, followed by a black-tie gala event. Additionally, a select few of these collectors will receive commemorative official mission jackets adorned with custom embroidered patches, with additional jackets available for purchase.

Moonbird with Space Helmet Trait | Credit: Moonbirds

The Lunaprise Museum

Through an indestructible time capsule, a combination of 222 iconic artists’ works spanning fine art, digital art, music, film, and historical artifacts will be sent to the moon in November – organized by web3 marketing agency CreativeDepartmint, in collaboration with art curator Space Blue.

Dubbed the “Lunaprise Museum,” the space mission is committed to preserving the heart and soul of humanity’s history, culture, and artwork in digital archives that will land on the moon. The Museum will be a part of NASA’s IM-1 Lunar Lander mission, marking NASA’s first return to the moon in over 50 years by way of a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. 

The Moonbirds collection will be the sole profile picture (PFP) digital art collection featured in the Lunaprise Museum. The 254 Moonbirds with the unique “Space Helmet” trait will be meticulously engraved onto indestructible nickel plates, which will be stored on Lunaprise disks along with other digital artworks. It will house 11 physically engraved twin duplicates from Earth, immortalizing these artistic achievements on the lunar surface.

“We’re honored for Moonbirds to be a part of this historic mission to preserve art and capture humanity,” said Kevin Rose, co-founder and CEO of PROOF.

“Humanity Hall of Fame”

The Lunaprise Museum also includes a single collection called “Humanity Hall of Fame,” which uses words and photos engraved onto indestructible nickel plates and digital archiving that are “designed to show future civilizations how our society lived and loved.”

The Lunaprise Museum utilizes advanced file compression and etching technology to store curated art on what is believed to be an indestructible nickel disk. Through a proprietary algorithm, each file is compressed into various digital formats without compromising its quality, while a high-precision laser engraves the binary data onto the disk. The advanced tech also allows for these digital artifacts to be readable via a microscope.

Lunaprise Metaverse Museum

In late 2023, the Lunaprise Metaverse Museum will offer visitors an immersive experience of the Lunaprise Museum – from anywhere in the world. 

The Rocket launch is scheduled for November 15th, 2023, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, via a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. 

On May 21, digital artist ThankYouX witnessed his painting, Urge for Perfection, launched into space, also onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket, as part of a private launch chartered by Axiom Space. His painting spent 15 hours on the craft before docking at the International Space Station (ISS) on May 22. 

Editor’s note: This article was written by an nft now staff member in collaboration with OpenAI’s GPT-3.5.

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