Thursday, July 16, 2009

Send Your Name to Mars

NASA invites you to submit your name to be included on a microchip that will be sent to Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, scheduled to launch in 2011. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess whether Mars ever was, or still is, an environment able to support microbial life.

The "Send Your Name to Mars" Web page enables anyone to take part in the mission by sending his or her name to the Red Planet. Participants can print a certificate of participation and view a map showing where other contributors are from.

Whether you are interested in science and space or not, the site has an amazing amount of information about it in laymen’s language for adults and kids.

To submit names, visit

To learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory mission, visit

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