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How To Measure A Planet

How To Measure A Planet


microchip, 3D-print, magnetic tape, paper scroll

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space

A tiny micro-chip (in a 3D printed 1 cubic cm cube) containing The Gathering’s album ‘How to measure a planet?’. Together with a small roll of magnetic tape with a fragment of the music and a small scroll of paper with a personal message and the formula for ‘how to measure a planet’.

The tiny digital version of ‘How to Measure a Planet’ will bring music (sound waves) from planet earth to the moon. We think the moon needs some music! And although it cannot be played/listened to on the moon itself, due to a lack of oxygen over there, it can be carried out elsewhere. The theme of space travel (and inner travels) runs through many of the songs on the album. Something that is on the mind of many earthlings.

Credits:(c) 1998 The Gathering – Century Media Records

Technical information:

Artwork name:

How To Measure A Planet




The Gathering


The Netherlands

This work is part of the following collection:

Moon Gallery

microchip, 3D-print, magnetic tape, paper scroll



1 x 1 x 1 cm

Sculpture, Software


IAAA Art Style:

Launch vehicle / mission:

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Host spacecraft / hardware:

International Space Station



Launch location:

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Launch date:

19 Feb 2022

Orbit / space location:

LEO, International Space Station (ISS)

Return vehicle:

SpaceX Dragon 2

End date:

11 January 2023



Client / Agency:

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space


The Gathering

Alternative rock band

The Netherlands

The Gathering


Moon Gallery


Moon Gallery


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