Don’t miss your chance to send an original drawing to the moon

Your drawing won't go to infinity and beyond, but it can go to the moon.


Dylan Love


Published May 7, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 9:37 pm CDT

Carnegie Mellon University is wrapping up the submission process for “Moon Drawings,” an awesome project that will see 10,000 digital drawings ferried to the surface of our closest neighbor in space: the moon. Your deadline to be included is midnight ET tonight.

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Only 10,000 drawings will be sent, but once the submission process concludes, the drawings will be etched onto a sapphire disc that will be sent to the moon via a SpaceX rocket next year. A lucky few will even see their drawings traced into the moon’s soil by the lunar rover.

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The tool to create these drawings is very limited: They must be in black, and composed of a contiguous, uninterrupted line. 

Here’s what others have already drawn and submitted to be sent to the moon for eternity:


Just go to the site to get started. Here’s mine, as I’m very vain.

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As someone once said, “shoot for the moon, and your drawing might land on the moon.”

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H/T Quartz | Photo via Caitlin H/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: May 7, 2015, 1:55 pm CDT