Mars Probe And Blogosphere: Talking To Aliens

    August 12, 2005

NASA launched their Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Friday morning after a few delays earlier in the week. Coinciding with that launch was MindComet’s first launch of thousands of SpacePost messages aimed at promoting intergalactic peace and communication.

According to MindComet, BloginSpace has been compiling blogs and posts since July 19th and have accumulate over 2,700 messages for transmission in less than a month. The Deep Space Communications Network will transmit those messages although apparently, some controversy occurred over content regarding extraterrestrial communication protocols and the possibilities of intergalactic war because the messages were uncensored.

Mars Probe and Blogosphere: Talking To Aliens

“We are aware of extraterrestrial communication protocols and because of this encouraged bloggers to not use offensive language,” commented Ted Murphy, President and CEO of MindComet. “We don’t anticipate the blogs to create intergalactic warfare, and we were excited to be able to launch today in coordination with Atlas V.” Murphy says MindComet continues to support intergalactic free speech, as they have since the launch of and Space Post messaging.

There are two galactic transmission services provided by MindComet. The first, BloginSpace allows users to run a blog, transmitted at regular intervals, into the interstellar expanse. SpacePost is for folks merely wishing to send one message, perhaps to catch up with an old friend or relative living out in Alpha Centauri.

BloginSpace is still open for transmission and they say Friday’s launch marks the first of many transmissions planned for the coming months. The next one is planned for Sept. 12th. MindComet says BloginSpace generates 40,000 unique sessions daily.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.