NASA sends digital copy of Georgian artist Bruno Vepkhvadze’s painting to Moon

In an interview with the Imedi TV channel, Vepkhvadze said the painting was chosen by NASA after it won Third Place Still Life at the 12th International Art Renewal Centre. Photo via Bruno Vepkhvadze/Instagram, 17 Feb 2024 - 19:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

For the first time in world history the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday sent a digital copy of a painting ‘Roman Spring’ by the Georgian artist Bruno Vepkhvadze to the Moon.

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander, named Odysseus, lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and is scheduled to land on the Moon on February 22.