Forever Now was conceived by Willoh S.Weiland as the third in a trilogy of artworks about art in outer space.

The project was a collaboration between Willoh S.Weiland, Brian Ritchie, Thea Baumann, Jeff Khan, Susan Cohn and Narinda Reeders with the assistance of Mark Pritchard.

On this website, the works selected for the record say ‘selected’ next to the name of the artist. Works were selected that got clear Yes’s from all the curators, without considering the location and gender of the artist. The process, though intuitive, also considered how the artist responded to the brief, the work’s relationship with the Voyager Record and its reflection of the work’s 21st century historical context.

Following this process they considered the natural imbalances in the material that happened from this selection, especially in regard to gender and location.

Please send us an email if you want to ask us about the curation of the record.

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Made in Space

3D printers Now in orbit to manufacture assets in space environments. Next up on the manufacturing line – Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi and her 3d vagina selfie.

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Forests mapped in 3D - with lazers - from SPACE !

Called the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar, the instrument will be the first to systematically probe the depths of the forests from space.

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Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Morehshin Allahyari’s Hot Track suggestion to accompany the Forever Now mission to space.

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Russian Cosmonauts find living organisms clinging to the outside of the International Space Station...

… and do not know how they got there. Russian ISS Orbital Mission Chief Vladimir Solovyev told the ITAR-TASS News Agency – “Results of the experiment are absolutely unique. We have found traces of sea plankton and microscopic particles on the illuminator surface. This should be studied further."

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Exobiotanica - Plants in Space

Japanese artist Makoto Azuma collaborates with Sacramento-based ‘JP Aerospace’ to launch botanical objects into space via helium balloons, and documents the skyward journey with Go Pro cameras.

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One Earth: New Horizons Message Project

Sign up here to be part of a wonderful opportunity to send your message into space! Directed by Jon Lomberg who worked on the original Voyager mission.

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And in the meantime ...whilst the Forever Now team curate a digital golden record to be sent to Space ....

Time Capsule To Mars are seeking public submissions too !

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Live Test of Nasa's 'Flying Saucer' on Ustream

Watch live: http://bit.ly/cAR05R #LDSD #321TechOff

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R Kelly - 'I believe I can fly ' from the Space Jam Soundtrack

Jeremy Bailey curated artists' Hot Track Number 2 suggestion to accompany Forever Now’s ejection into low orbit space.

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Bonny Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Jeremy Bailey curated artist’s Hot Track to accompany the Forever Now launch.

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Space gooooooaaaal

Zero gravity goal mashup cheer released by the European Space Agency (ESA) during #WorldCup.

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Beam youtube into space with a rave laser.

And back down to Earth from the International Space Station with NASA’s OPALS (OPTICAL PAYLOAD FOR LASERCOMM SCIENCE).

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Kids break into community radio station in Kimberley, Northern Territory, Australia. Swore live on air. Ate Chicken Nuggets

Wangki-Yupurnanupurru-Radio Facebook page – to LIKE !

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$150 million for a Golden Ticket to the Moon

Space Adventures pioneering cosmic safari expedition sells two coveted tickets to see Earthrise.

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David Bowie - Space Oddity

Sputniko! Curated artist’s Hot Track suggestion to accompany the Forever Now mission to space.

Michael Jackson - Slave to the Rhythm

MJ hologram performed by impersonator double.

Sarah Brightman set to sing in space?
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Japan Sending Soft Drinks To Space

Japan we love you.

Five Cool Participatory Space Projects
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Introducing Earth Aliens

This piece was written by Kate Hennessy. She is a writer and editor based in Sydney, a regular music critic – both live shows and new releases – for Fairfax Media and publishes regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, WA Today and The Brisbane Times. More about her here www.thesmallestroom.com.au/

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Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson?
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India Unveils Astronaut Capsule
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Space - a Radiolab podcast

In the 60’s, space exploration was an American obsession. This hour, we chart the path from romance to increasing cynicism. We begin with Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan, with a story about the Voyager expedition, true love, and a golden record that travels through space. And astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the Coepernican Principle, and just how insignificant we are.

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Lady Gaga to Sing in Space

OMG Gaga has space fever. Well her and Sarah Brightman, the opera singer, who also plans to record a CD in space and Sarah is going to the international space station which is cooler.

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Voyager So Far Away So Close

The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft continue exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. In the 34th year after their 1977 launches, they each are much farther away from Earth and the Sun than Pluto. Voyager 1 and 2 are now in the “Heliosheath” – the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. Both spacecraft are still sending scientific information about their surroundings through the Deep Space Network (DSN)…and other cool facts.

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Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1972 concert film featuring the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy, directed by Adrian Maben. Although the band are playing a typical live set from this point in their career, the film is notable for having no audience.

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The Carl Sagan Portal

Read up on Forever Now’s lineage through the Carl Sagan portal.

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Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

Pictures by Cristina De Middel, inspired by the infamous Zambian space programme of the 1960s, which never quite took off. In 1964, at the very height of the Space Race, Zambian grade-school science teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso announced he was creating a national space programme. He claimed he would beat both the Soviets and the United States by launching a rocket that would send twelve astronauts and ten cats to Mars.

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History of Space Art By Michael Markowsky

This artist’s dream is to make a painting by standing on the surface of the moon. On his site he has instructions about how you can help him. He also has a really comprehensive overview of space art.

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THE RISE OF THE HOLOGRAM POP STARS

By Thea Baumann

Compilation of #HoloPopStars.

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[Hatsune Miku Opening for Lady Gaga ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYlRN6XWsD…