Lone Signal
The Jamesburg Earth Station will be responsible for transmitting the messages contributed to the Lone Signal project.
Credit: Lone Signal Media

NEW YORK — A group of scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs are tired of waiting around for E.T. to get in touch.

Instead of passively listening for signs of intelligent life in the universe, the Lone Signal project is asking everyone with an Internet connection to help beam messages into outer space in an attempt to make our presence in the universe known.

When Lone Signal goes live late in the day on June 17, it will mark humanity’s first-ever attempt to send continuous messaging to extraterrestrial intelligence, officials said. [10 Wildest Ways to Contact Aliens]


“As soon as I can remember, I looked up at the stars and I thought, ‘Is there anybody looking back at me?’ I think there’s just an inherent curiosity we all have,” Lone Signal chief marketing officer Ernesto Qualizza said here today (June 11) during a press event announcing the project’s intentions. “We all want to see what’s on the other side of the next hill, and this is an extension of that curiosity.”

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