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Can't fly in space? Send your name instead

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posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 12:50 AM
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Time is running out to get your name aboard one of two NASA probes bound for the far reaches of space.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft [image] is taking moniker reservations for its June 2007 launch to study the asteroid Vesta before its 2014 arrival at Ceres [image]—which I think still counts as a dwarf planet though I’ll settle for big, round asteroid.

More than 170,000 people have signed their names to Dawn, an amazing feat for a mission that NASA resurrected from the dead. But you better hurry or you’ll miss the boat. The deadline to sign on is Nov. 4 (that’s Saturday). You can read all about it at NASA’s Dawn mission website: dawn.jpl.nasa.gov....

If asteroids aren’t you’re think, there’s always Mars.
www.livescience.com...

Now i'm not sure exactly why anyone would want their name flown out into space but it does sound interesting. I can't really see any significance of having your name on that probe. Has anyone here signed? If so, for what reason?


[edit on 4-11-2006 by 1Crisis]




posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 01:05 AM
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I signed it.

Why?
Well, I suppose it's a little bit because of the novelty of it.
But the idea of some part of me, even if it's just my name
living on, in the chance that I don't is a major part of it, that
and how cool would it be if some future human exploration
found it, or better yet aliens.


I suppose it could be to, that it's just so exotic, I mean how
many times are you actually going to have a chance to have
some part of your identity be part of something like this.


Edn

posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 01:08 AM
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They usually do this sort of thing to probes that will never return to the solar system, they had a gold disk on voyager with a similar thing.


Pioneers 10 and 11, which preceded Voyager, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future. With this example before them, NASA placed a more ambitious message aboard Voyager 1 and 2-a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record-a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.

voyager.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 01:12 AM
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if some future human exploration found it

I can agree with that, your name would be all over the news, and internet. That would be awesome.



or better yet aliens

I don't think i'd be too thrilled with that



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 05:50 PM
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The aliens would show up on Earth with "a list" ..
aka the Book of Life. And if your name isnt in it, you die!!
So sign your name asap! lol.

I'm just joking, but I could see a race of aliens show up inquiring about each of us whom had our names on it, lol.

If they wanted to talk to you, would you talk or would you run?! lol ..



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 07:02 PM
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The aliens would show up on Earth with "a list"

Why use a list when they can just look you up on google.




And if your name isnt in it, you die!!

Or if your name IS on it you die.



If they wanted to talk to you, would you talk or would you run?!

Well I would hope they knew english, and I would talk to them. If they decided to take me with them...yes I would run.



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 07:57 PM
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If they wanted to talk to you, would you talk or would you run?!

I'd definately talk to them, that'd be one of the greatest things ever.
If they asked me to come with them, I'd go, getting to see the vast
universe, learn about there, and other alien species and cultures,
plus all the anal probes I want!



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:07 PM
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I'd definately talk to them, that'd be one of the greatest things ever.
If they asked me to come with them, I'd go, getting to see the vast
universe, learn about there, and other alien species and cultures
this is the same way i feel about it , the only thing what i'm scared of is 2 see how underdevelopped humans are!!

plus all the anal probes I want!
u must be kidding!!


btw i signed in 2!! why? because i believe the Dawn will live longer then humanity!! on this way i kinda live on



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by Spartannic
u must be kidding!!



Nope, not kidding.
You'd never how difficult it is to find an Alien wiling to
anal probe you. :p



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:51 PM
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My entire family's names went up with one of the shuttles to Mars.


I suppose when they come abducting, they'll look us up.


Be careful when it comes to Mars!



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by 1Crisis
Time is running out to get your name aboard one of two NASA probes bound for the far reaches of space.

[edit on 4-11-2006 by 1Crisis]


That's all I need... junk mail and spam from outer space. Or maybe it's the government sending the aliens a list of who to abduct. On the other hand... can we add other people's names to the list?



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei


Nope, not kidding.
You'd never how difficult it is to find an Alien wiling to
anal probe you. :p
Holy Cow!!! Now i'm getting nervous- just how big is that probe??? Lubricated i hope.



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Holy Cow!!! Now i'm getting nervous- just how big is that probe??? Lubricated i hope.


I'd hope it'd be lubed as well, dry runs, not so comfortable, I can
say that from personal experience to.



posted on Nov, 4 2006 @ 11:15 PM
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getting to see the vast universe

Okay that I agree with. I would defenitley want to see the universe and all it's glory, but I would want to come back to earth someday. Anal probing....not so much..



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