It's very exciting to have coverage from the Guardian for Platinum Metres' forthcoming space launch. Click the link for the full article:- "Platinum Metres: the artwork being sent into space - audio slideshow".
Here's a taster:-
"In 1977, Nasa fired a gold record into space, onboard the Voyager space probe. Here, Joshua WF Thomson introduces his audio-visual project, Platinum Metres, a modern-day love letter to that golden vinyl. A digitised version of the project will be sent into space onboard a nano-satellite on 5 August, transmitting a poem that will show how positive life is on planet Earth. - Photographs by Joshua Thomson, David Boyce and Laura Thomson."