Mars enthusiasts can participate in NASA’s next journey to Mars by adding their names — and call signs — to a silicon microchip headed to the Red Planet aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander, scheduled to launch next year.
“Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surface,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “By participating in this opportunity to send your name aboard InSight to the Red Planet, you’re showing that you’re part of that journey and the future of space exploration.”
NASA issued a similar invitation in 2014 for its Orion test flight. So far nearly 365,000 “boarding passes” have been registered with the InSight mission. NASA will accept submissions until September 8.
Visit the Mars InSight “Revealing the Heart of Mars” website to get onboard. — Thanks to NASA