FAQ
Last Updated on September 6, 2019
How and when will my DNA get to the Moon?
We are on a rocket launch and landing planned for early 2021. We share the lander with other payloads including some from NASA.

What about keeping it clean up there?
The Moon is cleared for biological space missions. We care about keeping space clean. 

How long will my DNA last?
We just don't know. Your DNA gets saved in banks here on Earth and up on the Moon. On Earth, your DNA could last a million years. 

In space, it will degrade faster from radiation. We put thousands of copies of your DNA and think some will last a while.

Let me know more about Arch Mission?
We’ve partnered with Arch Mission Foundation, a non-profit preserving the knowledge and biology of our planet in a solar system-wide project called The Billion Year Archive. 

How can I stay updated on the mission?
We'll share stories and show the process from collecting your DNA to delivery to the Moon. By joining the LifeShip mission, you get exciting updates to follow the technology and process. You’ll get to live stream the rocket launch, follow your rocket’s progress, and watch the Moon landing.

What if the mission fails? What then?
Space is hard. Rockets explode and landers crash. But don’t worry, we’ll get you to the Moon. If not on the first try then we’ll try again and include you for free on our next Moon mission.

What could my DNA be used for?
We don’t know. LifeShip is a time capsule for the future. Perhaps our future descendants will recover it and get a snapshot of Earth's life. Perhaps another advanced civilization finds it and can learn about or even recreate Earth’s life. The limits are up to your imagination.