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Send Your Name to Mars in 2011

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posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 02:39 AM
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Hi everyone,

Here's an awesome opportunity to be involved with NASA's upcoming "Science Laboratory" Rover which launches in Fall of 2011 to MARS.

All you have to do is enter your name and it will be sent to Mars on a Microchip!

You get an awesome Certificate of Participation to print out as well.

The mission will be the 2nd of its type ( The Currently Stranded "Spirit" being the first) and the Rover lands on Mars in 2012!




The rover will carry the biggest, most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to the martian surface. The rover will analyze dozens of samples scooped from the soil and drilled from rocks. The record of the planet's climate and geology is essentially "written in the rocks and soil" -- in their formation, structure, and chemical composition. The rover's onboard laboratory will study rocks, soils, and the local geologic setting in order to detect chemical building blocks of life (e.g., forms of carbon) on Mars and will assess what the martian environment was like in the past.



Here is a video clip showing the new Mars Rover in Action! -



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Link to the Main Mission Homepage is here -

mars.jpl.nasa.gov...

and the link for sending your name to Mars is here -

marsparticipate.jpl.nasa.gov...

Isn't it great these days that NASA etc are involving all of us in their missions. i know it's only a name, but it's a brilliant idea to get people of all ages interested in the Space Programme.


G




posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 03:17 AM
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Pretty cool


Maybe its so the aliens that live in seclusion there will add us to their Facebook page so they will have some friends here on Earth when they come to visit


all kidding aside, it is a great way to get people interested in science and the universe outside of our little shell of our planet.

S&F



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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reply to post by QBSneak000
 


It sure is. I'm like a little kid with this sort of thing. Proud of my Certificates!!


I love your signatures by the way. PMSL



posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 10:02 PM
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thought i would bump this back up for anyone who missed it!




posted on Jan, 10 2010 @ 10:06 PM
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Awesome, thanks for bumping. I'm totally going to do this.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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I've been the list since they put up the website.

Same with my family.

*The future will research us.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 02:57 AM
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reply to post by Exuberant1
 


Sure will, imagine in the Future if someone actually did find our names and research them.

Slim chance, but never say never!!




posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:00 AM
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reply to post by grantbeed
 


And then the people in the future went on the archives and found these posts where we talk about them finding our names and researching us and reading our posts!

*Head Explodes*

Edit: I think the the future people will admire our foresight - especially if they follow through on our designs for them.


They will talk about how strong we were to maintain our humour during this, the Greatest Depression. They will wonder how we ever did it.

We'll say we did it for them. And that will be the truth.



[edit on 11-1-2010 by Exuberant1]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:13 AM
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I remember reading that my name was already on Mars. Cool I thought. Then over time I wondered if the sand and natural erosion on Mars would wear off the names on the microchip before anyone ever saw them. However if they persisted, I could imagine a museum on Mars 1,000 years from now with a list of the names who gave their support to the first Rover project. My effort was minor, just being a member of the Planetary Society and supporting certain space missions. I read the names could only be read with an electron microscope. Who knows, the names sent up to Mars now could become part of history books for thousands of years to come as mankind travels out to the stars. That is assuming that society survives, prospers, and eventually leaves to explore other star systems.

The other remote possibility is that aliens are in control of Mars. When they see the names identifying who invaded their territory, they will come here looking for us.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:16 AM
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reply to post by orionthehunter
 


thats awesome, just imagine our names etched into a marble floor in the Mars Heritage Museum in the year 2500.

It's worth a go anyway and it's got me way more interested in these missions.

Just recently done the Japanese Venus Mission too. That launches this year.

what fun!



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:24 AM
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Mars, here i come!!! Well, not me - just few bytes with my name. Still - sounds cool.
By the way, i have a suggestion for NASA. They surely read stuff on this site
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I seriously think that they should start some sort of "donation" project for missions where public would be able to donate money for mission they would like and get some cool virtual stuff like certificate. Some kind of lottery to win visit at NASA center would be also nice. This will both make interested public feel that they really participate in space exploration and save few more bucks for NASA. And hopefully it will go to missions and not to beurocracy.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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No!

Do not propose giving NASA more money.

Space Access should be privatized as much as possible and when our nation needs something put up they should go NAVY and get it done right. NASA screws the pooch.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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Maybe aliens will see the names and decide the people on the list are worthy of being taken when the world ends? Everyone else is unfortunate enough to stay on Earth while those of us that sent our names up there get to be saved by the aliens.


I do hope that the microchip can somehow survive through erosion etc. I hope it is still accessible in millions of years some how, possibly long after humans are no longer in existence even. It's something to think about anyway..



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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with space tourism kicking off, new reality TV shows involving ordinary people going into space, and this idea of having your name on spacecraft, i wonder what will be next.

we are slowly getting more involved, even if it's just a little. maybe in the next year or two we will see some exciting ideas for all to be involved in the space programme ?




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by grantbeed
 


And then the people in the future went on the archives and found these posts where we talk about them finding our names and researching us and reading our posts!

*Head Explodes*

Edit: I think the the future people will admire our foresight - especially if they follow through on our designs for them.


They will talk about how strong we were to maintain our humour during this, the Greatest Depression. They will wonder how we ever did it.

We'll say we did it for them. And that will be the truth.



[edit on 11-1-2010 by Exuberant1]

Awsome post!



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:51 PM
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Did this with my niece, she was really into it.

Hey, if nothing else, gets her excited about space and science.

Thanks for the links.




posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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reply to post by LadySkadi
 


Hi there,

Yep , it's great for kids indeed. Brings out the big kids in us adults too.



posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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i did this awile ago but did not have a printer then, but i have the cirtificat numbers ritin down but now cant find how to look them up to print.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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this is sooooo totally awesome! i'm a bit crazy so hopefully nobody will take this the wrong way as disrespect to nASA but i'm going to have my dog's name sent! then my dog will have a star named after her, a deed to plot of land on the moon, her name on a credit card, officla papers indicating she is a reverend, and now her name on mars!

Paul



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