Julia Christensen is currently¬†working with scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to develop an artwork for an interstellar spacecraft concept that would travel to Proxima B, a planet in the Alpha Centauri system, 4.2 lightyears from the planet Earth. The spacecraft is envisioned to launch in 2069, and it will take approximately 40 years to reach its interstellar destination, after it launches. This project is about time, long-term scientific research, speculation, and obsolescence. The spacecraft will necessarily need to upgrade itself autonomously to survive the journey, due to mechanical and environmental conditions; it will also need to upgrade itself to remain relevant to life on Earth over the course of decades. This collaboration was initiated through Christensen’s fellowship at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art + Tech Lab.