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U.S. Billionaire to Take Famous People’s Dna Info to Iss

September 24, 2008

STAR CITY, Moscow region. Sept 24 (Interfax-AVN) – U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, who made his money by designing computer games, said he intends to send into space the digitized DNA code of prominent scientists and artists to save human race in the event of a global catastrophe on Earth.

The names of the scientists and artists whose digitized DNA is included in the Immortality Drive (digitized DNA database) will be made public in the next 24 hours, Garriott said.

The database also contains the most important inventions of humanity, with their complete description and pictures.

The Immortality Drive, which will be stored aboard the International Space Station (ISS) after the space tourist’s return to Earth, will be useful if a global catastrophe happens on Earth.

Garriott also said he will conduct a number of scientific experiments aboard the ISS, which have been developed by both himself and some countries’ space agencies.

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