Nova Spivack, Co-founder of the Arch Mission Foundation (www.archmission.org) will tell the story of the Lunar Library – an ultra-long term backup of planet Earth that was crash-landed on the Moon in 2019. He will show how it was made, what it contains, how it got to the Moon, and where it is now — And many untold stories may be revealed in this, the first public talk ever given about the Lunar Library.
Nova has had a lifelong interest in space and the stars, perhaps in part due to the name his parents gave him, which means “new” in Latin, and also has an astronomical meaning. At a young age he attended an early Space Shuttle launch with his grandmother and nephews, as a gift from NASA, to his Grandfather, who at that time advised NASA. Nova conceived of, and is the co-founder and Chairman of the Arch Mission Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation working to backup human civilization.
He flew to the edge of space in 1999, and did zero-gravity training, with Peter Diamandis and Richard Garriott, with the Russian Air Force and the Russian Space Agency. He was a patron of the Commercial SpaceFlight Federation, and an early space angel investor in Zero Gravity Corporation (acquired by Space Adventures).
Nova earned a professional graduate-level certificate degree from The International Space University in Space Life Sciences, under the late Gerry Soffen, who pioneered the Viking Lander search for life on Mars at NASA. While with ISU he also interned to help design the Space Humanities Program under Overview Effect thought-leader, Frank White and ISU co-founder Todd Hawley, and he worked on The Space Solar Power Program international design project.
In his sophomore year of college, Nova interned as a production assistant at Paramount Studios, working on the popular television show, Star Trek, The Next Generation.