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PART OF A REAL SPACE MISSION!
Arthur C. Clarke and millions of people worldwide -
Launch your photo, message and biological signature on a
REAL Solar Sail spacecraft to
journey beyond the solar system!
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NEWS! Team Encounter successfully
concluded the Spacecraft Conceptual Design Review.
Team Encounter is building and will launch an interstellar
spacecraft to carry the messages, drawings,
photos and biological
signatures (micro hair samples) of millions of Earth's inhabitants.
The Team Encounter Deep Space Probe will carry this payload, like
a "cosmic message in a bottle," out of the solar system
as an "archive of humanity" for whomever or whatever might
discover the spacecraft in the years to come.
After launch, the deep space probe will unfurl its "solar sail,"
becoming the first spacecraft in history to travel through space
using the "solar wind" - particles of energy emitted by the sun
- just as the wind pushes a sailboat!
Team Encounter members have exclusive online access to Team Encounter
Mission Control. At Mission Control, Team Encounter members
can log on during mission reviews, flight tests, and during the
actual deep space mission. Members can monitor the status of the
probe, select optimal camera angles to view the probe's solar sail,
provide input into real mission decisions, and interact with real
The Team Encounter Deep Space Probe is a unique space venture of
leading aerospace and high technology firms with extensive experience
in Public Participation Space Missions.
This project was initiated in 1999, with "Cosmic Call
® I" , when we used a powerful, world-class radio astronomy
dish to transmit the names and personal messages of Team Encounter
participants toward other stars!. Cosmic
Call II is scheduled for second half of 2001.
mission is open to everyone. Join Team Encounter
- Sir Arthur C. Clarke submits a hair
sample for integration onto the spacecraft.
Join the thousands
of people from all over the world who are already on board!
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- • Sir Arthur
C. Clarke, noted author of "2001-A Space Odyssey"-
is sending his message and biological signature to the stars
aboard the Team Encounter Deep Space Probe.
- • Over 50,000
people from all over the world are launching their photos,
drawings, thoughts, hopes and dreams aboard the Team Encounter
Archival Documents of
current Team Encounter Participants.