By Kevin Urgiles
NASA has come up with an interactive project for social media users that intertwines with the agency’s plan to send a spacecraft to asteroid Bennu in 2016.
The project, named Asteroid Time Capsule, is set to create an eight year time capsule that consists of 50 tweets and images that predict what the future of space exploration has in store.
The tweets and images will be carried on the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx ) as it travels to the asteroid Bennu with the mission of recovering sample materials. The spacecraft is expected to return to Earth in 2023 with asteroid material that has not been significantly altered since its formation at the birth of the solar system.
Inspired by this, I have created ten almost-funny tweets predicting what might happen on campus by the year 2023, but probably won’t. I plan on sending them to Bennu in the Wolfie Rocket (™).