Fly me to the moon! Toronto-based writer Samuel Peralta is sending a time capsule of writing, artwork, music, and more from 1,200 international creatives to the moon. Dubbed The Peregrine Collection, Peralta hopes that his lunar cargo will spread joy to others and inspire hope during this difficult time.
He said that The Peregrine Collection reflects “an amazing diverse group of writers and artists, in terms of gender, style, nationality.”
Peralta contracted Astrobotic to put his payloads on the moon, the first one was sent to mission control in October 2020, and his final was delivered recently, on March 1. Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lunar Lander — after which the collection was named — will be launching around July this year. It will take three days for the lander to reach the moon, where the time capsule will remain indefinitely. Peralta expects the journey to be streamed.