Earth Station in Carmel Valley sends messages into space

Published On: Aug 01 2013 09:18:35 AM HST   Updated On: Aug 01 2013 09:45:52 AM HST

Thousands of humans around the world are using an Earth Station in Carmel Valley to beam messages into space. 

The Jamesburg Earth Station was up for sale last year and a New York company, Lone Signal, decided to lease it. Lone Signal set up a website that gives everyone an opportunity to launch messages, photos, videos and sound recordings from the Earth to "strategically selected" star systems for free. 

SPACE MESSAGES: If you want to send a message of your own, you can do it for free at or by clicking here.

John Livergood is Lone Signal's chief electrical engineer, and he overseas thousands of messages beamed into space every Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Earth Station's satellite is aimed at planets that are most likely to have extraterrestrial intelligent life.

VIDEO: Earth Station in Carmel Valley sends messages to space

Lovers of "The X-Files" who believe "the truth is out there" hope aliens will hear their messages -- and maybe even communicate back.

At the height of the Cold War, the United States began constructing a satellite dish capable of surviving a nuclear attack, as well as of facilitating humanity’s rapidly developing interest in space exploration. Completed in 1968, the fortified Jamesburg Earth Station in Carmel Valley supported the Apollo 11 lunar landing, receiving some of the first televised images of humans setting foot on the moon.

Today, rather than functioning as a receiver, the massive dish beams data from Earth into deep outer space.


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