Voice of Stephen Hawking to be Beamed into Space
Renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking’s words will be beamed into space after the memorial service at Westminster Abbey, London. His voice has been set to original music by Greek Composer Vangelis who composed the music for “Chariot of Fire” and “Blade Runner”.
The voice will be transmitted to the nearest black hole from an antenna in Spain by the European Space Agency.
As his remains are being laid to rest between sites of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, this final tribute to the man who devoted his life to study black holes and theory of relativity is only befitting. Hawking’s family loves the idea, “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,” Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s daughter. 1,000 members of public will attend the service which was decided by the lottery in which about 25,000 people applied.
Born in 1942 in Oxford, England, Stephen Hawking was considered as the greatest scientist of his generation by many. He also published many books most notable of which was “A Brief History of time” with more 10 million copies sold.