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Notice: Stardust was launched on February 7, 1999 carrying the two microchips. Two copies of each chip were installed on the spacecraft (for a total of four chips). Two of the microchips (#1 & #2) are inside the Sample Return Capsule, and was returned back to Earth with the capsule when it landed in Utah on January 15, 2006. The capsule along with the microchips have been transported to the curation facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on January 17, 2006, where they currently reside. The other two chips are on the spacecraft body and will remain in space forever.
Below, we have a listing of all of the names submitted and that have been inscribed onto the microchips. The names are sorted alphabetically by last name for easy lookup. Note that there are two lists, so if you don't find your name in one list, be sure to check the other list.
To the genealogy people: we've been receiving a lot of inquiries from people researching their family trees and have who have discovered our microchip name listings. The names on the microchip were collected as a public outreach effort. We do not have any information or background on any of the people whose names were submitted, nor do we have any way of contacting these people
Originally posted by LarrofDanu
I was amazed at the number of entries on the second chip with my last name. It is kinda rare from my experience. none seem to be related to me though.
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by mkkkay
Optimus Prime is on the second one. I'm not, though...but, then, I knew I wouldn't be, 'cause I didn't submit my name.
My name's on the Phoenix lander, though, that went to Mars a few years ago.