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The voice of the late scientist Stephen Hawking was beamed into space on Friday, sending a message of peace and hope.
Hawking’s voice was set to a piece of music by Greek electronic composer Vangelis and was broadcast by the European Space Agency. There were many outstanding guests such as Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the physicist in the 2004 BBC drama Hawking.
“We are so grateful to Westminster Abbey for offering us the privilege of a Service of Thanksgiving for the extraordinary life of our father and for giving him such a distinguished final resting place,” Hawking’s children Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement.
“Following the service, Hawking’s voice will be sent to space using ESA’s Cebreros Station antenna located in Spain, which is normally used to communicate with spacecraft. Hawking’s voice has been set to an original score by Greek composer Vangelis” mentions IFLScience.
Hawking, who died in March at the age of 76, was buried on June 15 in Westminster Abbey, the musical piece is about six-and-a-half minutes long, and contains a somber message about considering the importance of looking after Earth
“This is a beautiful and symbolic gesture that creates a link between our father’s presence on this planet, his wish to go into space and his explorations of the universe in his mind,” Stephen Hawking’s daughter, Lucy Hawking, said in the statement.
Stephen Hawking, cosmologist, professor, physicist, scientists and in other word “Genius”, is one of the best known and famous theoretical physicist of his time. He passed away at the age of 76. He died at his home in Cambridge. Writing his book “A Brief History of Time” published in 1988 brought him fame and glory. Before his death the physicist predicted some warnings for the future that you should know. With the word of professor our warnings about future are the fall of asteroid, excessive population growth, threat of epidemics, nuclear or biological war and last but not list Artificial Intelligence (AI). If you would like to know much more about Stephen Hawking’s warnings for the future, please click here to know one of the interesting articles of our website.
Source: IFL Science, www.forcetoknow.com