Help Earth Spread Life

Deepen your Moon connection
Join a genetic backup of our biosphere
S
ave your DNA on the Moon


Help Earth Spread Life

Deepen your Moon connection
Join a genetic backup of our biosphere
Save your DNA on the Moon


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Join the outward spread of Life. Be a cosmic pioneer and part of life’s outward migration. Save your DNA across time and space. Leave your genetic legacy for the future.

Do good for our Earth. Contribute your unique DNA to a genetic biobank of Earth’s life. Join a backup copy of Earth’s diverse life today stored safely away.

Connect to the Moon. Humanity has strong emotional, cultural, and physical connections to our Moon. You’ll forever have a new relationship to our Moon.

Let’s celebrate YOU 
by adding you to Earth's record books in a monument on our Moon. Our Moon becomes a new symbol for your epic life.

Connect to our Moon.
Humans have a strong emotional, cultural, and physical connection to our Moon. You’ll forever be connected in a new way.

Protect the Earth for future generations. Contribute your unique DNA to a genetic biobank of Earth’s life. Join a backup copy of our biosphere stored safely away.

Go as we Spread Life. 
Be a cosmic pioneer and part of Earth's outward migration. Save your DNA across time and space. Leave your genetic legacy for the future.

There are massive bodies of gas and minerals, radiating heat, spinning unimaginably fast around us, in the vortex of infinite space, every minute of every hour. 

Biological cycles have been tied to the Moon since life was first created, bringing changes to all water on Earth: influencing the tides, pulling water up and down plants and governing our lunar cycles and the emotions of all humans.  

We physically consist of approximately 60% water. Naturally we are profoundly affected by the moon. 

Moon Kit

$79.00

Moon Kit

Only $79.00

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Forever connect to our Moon in a profoundly new way

Forever connect to our Moon
in a profoundly new way

How does it work?

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Add your DNA

Get your MOON KIT - a simple at-home saliva collection kit. A single drop of your saliva contains millions of copies of your DNA. Spit and mail back. It’s easy.

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Save for the Future

Your DNA gets preserved with DNA from our plant, animal, and fungi relatives. This biobank gets saved in a Lunar Library along with a knowledge archive. 

A first Lunar Library is already on the Moon. It was sent by our partners at Arch Mission in early 2019. It contains DNA from 25 people, all of Wikipedia, and thousands of books. 
You are invited on the next mission.

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Launch to the Moon

We share a rocket and lunar lander with several other missions to make the Moon accessible and affordable to you. Our next launch is scheduled for early 2021.

Dreams do come true: you can go on an epic space mission - just in micro form. You’ll get to watch your rocket launch and your Moon landing. You’ll get an insider’s view of the mission. You'll see lots of proof.

Add your DNA

Get your MOON KIT - a simple at-home saliva collection kit. A single drop of your saliva contains millions of copies of your DNA. Spit and mail back. It’s easy.

Save for the future

Your DNA gets preserved with DNA from our plant, animal, and fungi relatives. This biobank gets saved in a Lunar Library along with a knowledge archive. 

A first Lunar Library is already on the Moon. It was sent by our partners at Arch Mission in early 2019. It contains DNA from 25 people, all of Wikipedia, and thousands of books. 
You are invited on the next mission.

Launch to the Moon

We share a rocket and lunar lander with several other missions to make the Moon accessible and affordable to you. Our next launch is scheduled for early 2021.

Dreams do come true: you can go on an epic space mission - just in micro form. You’ll get to watch your rocket launch and your Moon landing. You’ll get an insider’s view of the mission. You'll see lots of proof.

Your DNA is Safe

 Your privacy is our top priority. 
 We add only your physical DNA to the genetic archive.
 Your DNA won't be sequenced or shared without your further consent.

"A record of a pretty incredible planet,
which we have here on earth"

"The lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon."

"DNA is the smallest payload you can imagine and yet the most important."

"An unforgettable gift that you will be reminded of every time you see the Moon."

Why Spread Life?

"A record of a pretty incredible planet,
which we have here on earth"

"The lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon."

"DNA is the smallest payload you can imagine and yet the most important."

"An unforgettable gift that you will be reminded of every time you see the Moon."

Why Spread Life?

Our Earth has a natural intelligence. Our plant, animal, and fungi relatives cooperate and evolve as part of a system. 

We believe that life spreads between planetary bodies as a natural process in the universe. It may even be how life on Earth started.

We believe that part of humanity’s role on Earth is to help continue the cycle of life by sending it outwards. It may be what we evolved to do.

Diversity is the key to resilience. We are in a mass extinction and lose 150-200 species every single day. Copies of life today is worth saving for the future.

We believe in being pioneers and explorers. To push the boundaries. To move outwards. To aim for the stars. We believe in including all peoples and species in our space migration.

We believe in the power of our connection to our Moon. By sending a physical piece of ourselves with intention, we can grow our connection.

We have a dream to make life multi planetary. We Believe that Our Earth is alive and that she decided to spread life into space. 

The next chapter in the evolution of the planet is going to space. We value high biodiversity and believe that all life is beautiful and worth preserving. The extinction rate of species is alarming. We want to record and safe the genetic blueprints of all living species.  

One of the biggest challenges that humanity is facing is the feeling of being disconnected from the rest of life. Our mission is to connect people spiritually, emotionally, and physically with the Planet, Life on Earth and the Moon.  

Help us to make the Moon a global symbol for love, light, and the deep connection to Our Earth.

Our Earth has a natural intelligence. Our plant, animal, and fungi relatives cooperate and evolve as part of a system. 

We believe that life spreads between planetary bodies as a natural process in the universe. It may even be how life on Earth started.

We believe that part of humanity’s role on Earth is to help continue the cycle of life by sending it outwards. It may be what we evolved to do.

Diversity is the key to resilience. We are in a mass extinction and lose 150-200 species every single day. Copies of life today is worth saving for the future.

We believe in being pioneers and explorers. To push the boundaries. To move outwards. To aim for the stars. We believe in including all peoples and species in our space migration.

We believe in the power of our connection to our Moon. By sending a physical piece of ourselves with intention, we can grow our connection.




We did it already. Are you joining our second mission?



We already sent 25 samples of human DNA to the moon.

Next Moonlander is scheduled 2021 and we are going, no matter what. 

We will send and archive your physical DNA, not just it’s informational code.


We do not sequence your DNA nor do we analyze it.
We just safely store your DNA across time and space for the future. 

  
We do not sell your DNA to third parties or give any access to it without your clear consent.

Why your DNA?

DNA is the molecular blueprint that makes you you. It is YOUR unique code - a molecule that contains your body’s unique instructions to live, learn, grow, adapt, and reproduce.

You are made up of over 27 trillion cells. Each coordinates and functions with precise instructions provided by your DNA.

DNA connects all life here on Earth. This code connects us through the tree of life to all of our ancestors, to all humans, and to all of Earth’s biodiversity. Our DNA connects us back to a single origin.

Scientists have found DNA from Woolly Mammoths, Saber Tooth Tigers, and Neanderthals. We learn about ancient life through DNA. 

It makes sense to save a copy of Earth’s biodiversity for the future. A genetic bank could be used by future scientists to study or even recreate life today.

Why your DNA?

DNA is the molecular blueprint that makes you you. It is YOUR unique code - a molecule that contains your body’s unique instructions to live, learn, grow, adapt, and reproduce.

You are made up of over 27 trillion cells. Each coordinates and functions with precise instructions provided by your DNA.

DNA connects all life here on Earth. This code connects us through the tree of life to all of our ancestors, to all humans, and to all of Earth’s biodiversity. Our DNA connects us back to a single origin.

Scientists have found DNA from Woolly Mammoths, Saber Tooth Tigers, and Neanderthals. We learn about ancient life through DNA. 

It makes sense to save a copy of Earth’s biodiversity for the future. A genetic bank could be used by future scientists to study or even recreate life today.

A lunar
BioBank
for your
DNA

Are you ready
to board the LifeShip? 

A lunar BioBank
for your DNA

Do you ever feel affected by the Moon?
Biological cycles have been tied to the Moon since life was first created, bringing changes to all water on Earth. 
Join the LifeShip today and deepen your Moon connection
There are massive bodies of gas and minerals, radiating heat, spinning unimaginably fast around us, in the vortex of infinite space, every minute of every hour. 

Biological cycles have been tied to the Moon since life was first created, bringing changes to all water on Earth: influencing the tides, pulling water up and down plants and governing our lunar cycles and the emotions of all humans.  

We physically consist of approximately 60% water. Naturally we are profoundly affected by the moon. 


Spreading Life
is natural

Will you be on the LifeShip? 

Spreading Life
is natural

Will you be on the LifeShip? 

In search for a truly magical and everlasting gift? 

Send someone special on the LifeShip!

Express your deep love for your friends and family by preserving their DNA across time and space. 

Join Our Email List Now!
Outer Space is infinite but space on the rocket is limited. Add your email to follow the mission and reserve your spot.

 We are the Universe looking at itself

"The further and further we look out with our telescopes and the further and further we look in with our microscopes, the larger and larger and smaller and smaller the universe becomes in order to escape the investigation because we are the universe looking at itself."

Alan Watts

Let the moon become the symbol of your eternal connection across time and space.

A symbol that is observable from anywhere in the world. Untouchable and eternal. 

Get two Moon Kits! 
For yourself and your partner!

About Us

LifeShip is a San Francisco based mission-driven space and genomics company. Our mission is to spread life in the Universe, record a genetic backup copy of Earth's biodiversity for the future, and connect people to a hope-filled message about life and the cosmos.

LifeShip was founded by Ben Haldeman who is our CEO. Ben’s career has focused on looking for new life in space and using space to help life on Earth. Most recently, Ben was at Planet, an Earth imaging company, for 5 years, where he designed and launched over 300 satellites. Previously, Ben spent 8 years building a global telescope network to find new planets around other star systems. Ben designed instruments to look for life on Mars while in grad school as Mechanical Engineer studying product design at UC Berkeley. His background is in hardware design, biochemistry, rocket science, space mission design, agile development, and product management.

The LifeShip team is a remote-first team of product designers, brand and content specialist, and entrepreneurs connected to doing good for our Earth. LifeShip has several incredible advisors that bring depth and breadth to building innovative space companies that do good for our Earth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and when will my DNA get to the Moon?
The Moon is becoming accessible. There are at least 6 commercial Moon landing companies promising regular access to the Moon in the next couple years. We share a lander to keep costs low and plan to land in early 2021. We continue to monitor the progress of our landing partners and are in discussion with multiple.
How can I stay updated on the mission?
We bring you along with us in the whole process from collecting your DNA to delivery to the Moon. Add your email or get on the LifeShip to join the mission. You'll get exciting updates and be able to follow the mission. You’ll get to live stream the rocket launch and watch the Moon landing.
How can I learn more about Arch Mission?
We’ve partnered with Arch Mission Foundation, a non-profit preserving the knowledge and biology of our planet in a solar system-wide project called The Billion Year Archive. 
Arch has already been on four space missions, including a Lunar Library on the Moon and in the Tesla Roadster glove compartment. The Lunar Library had DNA from a limited set of people. We are together now opening this technology and voyage to you.
What if the mission fails? What then?
Space is hard. Rockets explode and landers crash. But don’t worry, we’ll get you to the Moon. If not on the first try then we’ll try again and include you for free on our next Moon mission.
How long will my DNA last?
On Earth, scientists have decoded DNA almost a million years old. Space storage is better in some ways and more challenging in some ways. We don't yet know for sure how long the DNA will last on the Moon. Radiation and temperature changes can accelerate degradation in space. We include thousands of copies of your DNA for redundancy. Even DNA fragments can be pieced back together using today's technology.
What could my DNA be used for?
We don’t know. LifeShip is a time capsule for the future. Perhaps our future descendants will recover it and get a snapshot of Earth's life today. Perhaps a future advanced civilization finds it and can learn about or even recreate Earth’s life. It is a mission to save a copy of today's biodiversity for the future.
What about contaminating space and Planetary Protection?
We care deeply about protecting space. Scientists learn about the origins of life by studying planetary bodies. DNA is inert and not living. We store it encapsulated in a synthetic amber polymer within a capsule. We sterilize the exterior of the capsule and follow standard space protocols. NASA’s Planetary Protection agency has classified the Moon as a Category II planetary body, which means that contamination is very unlikely and there are no added restrictions on the types of payloads that can go to the Moon. We need more thought and precautions before sending DNA to Mars as there is a high likelihood of finding we will find signs of life on the red planet. We believe in preserving space for the scientific study of life while also making conscious steps towards sending life outwards.

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