« THE VI-TAL PARCHMENT » ON ITS WAY TO THE MOON – FALL 2021
MISSION: VI-TAL Astrobotic
AIRCRAFT: United Alliance
DESTINATION: Moon, Solar Galaxy
DATE OF LAUNCH: Fall 2021
DESCRIPTION: The Vi-Tal Parchment is the essence of Vitae, its genesis, a magical alliance between art and science. A symbol of memory and eternity to announce the future installation of the lunar sculpture Vitae.
The 0.14mm mylar sheet parchment gathers the artistic and technical souls of Vitae. To ensure its safe journey to the Moon, it is preserved in a titanium casket, designed by the CERN laboratory in Geneva.
The Vi-Tal parchment which will be on board of the first Astrobotic’s mission to the moon, scheduled to take off during Fall 2021.
FLIGHT 2 – INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) – FEB 2017
MISSION: SPACEX 10 FALCON 9
DATE OF LAUNCH: 19 February 2017
DESCRIPTION: Aboard SpaceX-10 Falcon 9 historical flight, a first mock-up of VITAE reaches the International Space Station (ISS) to be tested in micro-gravity environment.
Successful deployment test ran by French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet is successful.Know more about the test in the ISS.
VITAE in the ISS
FLIGHT 1 – EARTH STRATOSPHERE – OCT 2012
MISSION: Vitae Age of Space flight
AIRCRAFT: Meteorological Baloon by Shawn
DESTINATION: Earth stratosphere (alt.± 40km)
DATE OF LAUNCH: 30 October 2012
DESCRIPTION: The first flight of a VITAE miniature was launched from Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, where stands another well-known artwork from Anilore Banon, Les Braves, the official sculpture of the 60th anniversary commemoration of the World War II D-Day.
MOONBOX – TERRESTRIAL TESTS – JAN 2012
MISSION: Vitae terrestrial tests
DATE OF LAUNCH: January 2012
DESCRIPTION: After thermal, mechanical, and optical simulations carried by Dassault Systèmes, technical and scientific tests have been conducted to enable the opening and the closing of Vitae in the Moonbox (heating cabinet).