A great while back I submitted an image for the New Horizons time capsule.
In 2006, The Planetary Society sponsored a worldwide contest, in conjunction with the New Horizons mission, to choose images for the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule — a message sent from those who saw the spacecraft launch 13 months ago, to those who will inhabit Earth when the spacecraft arrives at Pluto. Fifty images submitted by people in 17 countries have been selected for that capsule, and New Horizons’ encounter with Jupiter on February 27-28, 2007, will mark a countdown to its closing for the next eight years.
Here’s the caption I included:
Fire at the Old Capital Grill in Downtown Golden, Colorado. It was built in 1863 and served as the Territorial Capitol for Colorado until statehood was declared and the capitol moved to Denver. The Capital Grill is currently under renovation.
The capsule will be opened in 2015. I’ll be 29 years old by then, probably married, maybe even have a kid (ok, that’s a little scarry). I will have most likely completely forgotten about the time capsule.
I setup an email to be sent to me on January 1st, 2015 via FutureMe.org. I wonder if I’ll still even have the same email address.