Since 2011 and at irregular intervals, Dagmar Woyde-Koehler has posted her thoughts, reflections and insights arising both from her work on the MINDKISS Project and her collaboration with OUBEY. You can find all previously published blogs on this page.
Imagine a spaceship one kilometer long and 20 tons in weight just starting on its journey to a planet similar to our Earth in a solar system four and a half light years or 40 trillion kilometers away from our home planet, 700,000 times further from our Earth than the planet Mars. Planned duration of the journey: 50 years. Object and purpose: to find out if there really is extra-terrestrial life on this Earth-like planet. Is this just some crazy fantasy? Pure science-fiction? No, quite the reverse.