On Monday, December 3, at 10:34 am PST, artist Tavares Strachan's project ENOCH was launched into space in partnership with Spaceflight from a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The payload was a 24-karat gold canopic jar honoring Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African American astronaut selected for any national space program. The sculpture will circle the Earth for seven years in a sun-synchronous orbit.
Watch the mission on SpaceX's webcast below and read more about the project at lacma.org/enoch.
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The Art + Technology Lab is made possible by Accenture, Snap, Inc., and DreamWorks Animation.
Additional support is provided by SpaceX and Google.
The Lab is part of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology.
Seed funding for the development of the Art + Technology Lab was provided by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission through the Productivity Investment Fund and LACMA Trustee David Bohnett.