SETI bioastro: Genesis Gram: Sending Your Thoughts Into Space

From: Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 11:16:21 PDT


Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 17:43:14 GMT
From: Ron Baalke <BAALKE@kelvin.jpl.nasa.gov>
To: astro-l@uwwvax.uww.edu
Subject: Genesis Gram: Sending Your Thoughts Into Space

          Send A Genesis Gram

          http://genesisgram.jpl.nasa.gov/

          NOTE: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MAY 1, 2000

          WHAT IS A GENESIS GRAM?

A Genesis Gram is a 100 character (or less) thought that will travel through
space. All acceptable Genesis Grams, with the authors' names, will be engraved
on a special "chip" that will be carried aboard the Genesis spacecraft and
brought back to Earth. If you are using Genesis Gram as a class writing
project, you may combine up to five entries for a longer thought (up to 500
characters)

          WHAT IS AN "ACCEPTABLE" GENESIS GRAM?

(1) An acceptable Genesis Gram is one that falls within the following
categories:

             * A Thought For Earth

             * A Thought For Space

             * A Thought To Live By

             * A Thought To Make You Smile

             * A Class Writing Project (see opportunities page on
               http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov )

(2) A Genesis Gram can be of a spiritual nature, but it cannot promote any
particular religious belief, group, or organization.

(3) A Genesis Gram cannot contain profanity, bigotry, or any attempt to
degrade or belittle anyone or group.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY GENESIS GRAM?

Genesis Grams that are judged to be "A Thought Worth Repeating" will be
featured on the Genesis homepage, with credit given to the authors. When the
Genesis spacecraft returns to the Earth, the project will publish a small
commemorative book, The Best Thoughts From Space, with multiple author
credits.

NOTE: All Genesis Grams submitted will become the property of the project to
use on its homepage or in project publications.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY GENESIS GRAM?

Teachers submitting entries as part of a classroom project should provide
additional information on the opportunities page of

          http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov.

SUBMIT YOUR GENESIS GRAM ON THIS FORM:

          http://genesisgram.jpl.nasa.gov/genesisdataform.asp



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