NASA is Set to Launch the First Outer Space Art Gallery

By: Malika Renee Butss - Feb 23, 2016
References: news.artnet & hypebeast
NASA is doing what was once considered unthinkable and launching the world's first outer space art gallery. The famed space agency will be accepting submissions from various artists to send their work into space.

NASA plans to send a spacecraft on the first U.S space mission to bring back a sample of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. In 2013, Bennu was only 22,000 miles away from Earth and scientists have reason to believe that the asteroid could collide with our planet in year 2182. Until then, NASA is hoping to make the asteroid the first outer space art gallery known to mankind. The organization is inviting the public to contribute artwork inspired by the exploration that will be encoded onto a chip and left on its soil.

NASA is currently accepting sketches, photographs, graphic art, poems, songs, videos and other forms of expression until March 20th, 2016.