One of the 100 artifacts is a fused silica cube engraved with tree rings called The Cosmic Tree. This was designed and manufactured by the German artist and astrophotographer Jamal Ageli in collaboration with the German company Leica and the laser specialists at the Ernst Abbe University in Jena, Germany. Fused silica from Heraeus Conamic the raw material of choice due to its high radiation resistance and durability.
On February 19th, 2022, the artwork, initially consisting of 64 individual parts, was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) with the NG-17 rocket as part of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply mission. In preparation for the actual moon mission, the artifacts are undergoing various tests, such as testing durability of the materials in space.