Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

The ISS Has a Copy of Prized Human DNA

26. The ISS Has a Copy of Prized Human DNA

There is a small memory device onboard the International Space Station that contains the digitized DNA of Stephen Hawking, Stephen Colbert, wrestler Matt Morgan, Playboy model Jo Garcia, and a few other notable individuals. It is called the Immortality Drive.

The Immortality Drive was placed on the ISS in case of a catastrophe that wiped out humans on earth. It also has a children’s book co-written by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy Hawking called George’s Secret Key to the Universe.

If you’re wondering how to get your DNA on the Immortality Drive, you’ll have to ask NASA!

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