Desire to dazzle in the stars??? NASA will aid you in fulfilling your wish.
Wanna know how? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will inscribe your name on a dime-sized microchip and will dispatch it into space for science, and there gets placed, your name in the space.
The first flight test of the Orion spacecraft dubbed Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) , meant to take us deeper in the space is scheduled to launch on December 4, atop a Delta IV Heavy Rocket- a 180 feet tall launch vehicle, and will orbit Earth twice before coming home and landing in the Pacific Ocean.
So here is how you need to set your presence in the planet Mars before the deed is actually accomplished.
Until October 31, you have the opportunity to enter your name, country, postal code, and email address to get your name onto the chip and placed on upcoming NASA missions, both exploratory and to Mars at some future time. You will get your personal boarding pass after you submit the form on the NASA’s name collecting website. Currently, more than 340,000 people have submitted names to their voyage to Mars.
“NASA is pushing the boundaries of exploration and working hard to send people to Mars in the future,” Mark Geyer, the Orion Program manager said in a statement.
“When we set foot on the Red Planet, we’ll be exploring for all of humanity. Flying these names will enable people to be part of our journey,” he added.
“After returning to Earth, the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and missions to Mars. With each flight, selected individuals will accrue more miles as members of a global space-faring society,” according to a NASA statement.