Turkey fans of group JYJ will be sending a USB with the group’s picture and message into space.
On March 18, with the help of a sponsor, fans in Turkey will be sending off a message and picture of JYJ to space.
The fans released a YouTube video about this project as well as pictures of their space travel certificate.
The fans commented, “The capsule will release on March 18 into space. There is not a lot of information revealed online about this project, but it is a project that is sponsored by a bank in Turkey.”
Media later revealed that although it is true that they are sending off a picture and message, they will not be using a rocket but a custom made balloon. After the balloon reaches space, the objects will be floating in space. They plan to video tape the scene so that they may watch what is going on.
Although there is a big difference between a rocket and a balloon, fans are not concerned. Their main focus is to get these items to space.
Turkey officials commented, “The information revealed is true. JYJ fans in Turkey will be sending off a picture and message into space.”
The official continued, “JYJ is the most popular K-pop group in Turkey. Member Jaejoong was also invited to the Turkish presidents house as well, showing their immense popularity.”
Other artists also received similar presents from fans such as Super Junior Heechul, H.O.T Jang Woo Hyuk and Jang Nara, who received space or moon certificates as well.
On the other hand, JYJ performed at the President inauguration ceremony and was chosen to be ambassadors for many organizations.
Last year, JYJ ended their lawsuit with SM Entertainment after a 3 year and 4 month long case. Last month, they also finished their lawsuit with Japan agency AVEX. They will be holding their solo concert this April at the Tokyo Dome.
[NEWS] JYJ′s Turkish Fans to Launch Pictures of JYJ Into Space
JYJ′s fans in Turkey will be sending JYJ to outer space.
As part of a large-scale photo exhibition project supported by a local bank, the fans will send up pictures and messages related to JYJ. They have released a YouTube video on the project, containing photos of a space travel certificate and information on the launch.
The materials will leave Earth on March 18.
Local fans told enews, “The rocket containing the capsule will take off on March 18. There isn′t much about the project online, but a Turkish bank will be supporting the project.”
Enews has received confirmation from the bank hosting the event that it is true the materials will be launched into outer space, but they will not be attached to a rocket; they will be attached to a special balloon in USBs and CDs. It plans to film how the materials spread out after the balloon exits the atmosphere, then send back the videos showing the spectacle.
A rep from the Korea Culture Service in Turkey also told enews, “We′ve received information on the event. Fans of JYJ in the country entered an event, and will be sending their messages with photos of JYJ into space.”
he rep added, “JYJ is the Korean group that has the biggest fan base in Turkey. Member Kim Jae Joong once was invited to a banquet by the President, and this contributed greatly to the spread and exchange of Korean culture in the country.”
This is the first time fans will be sending materials related to a Korean singer into outer space.
JYJ is currently preparing for its upcoming Tokyo Dome concert.