Image: NASA website
NASA has invited over the world to get their names sent to Mars along with lander.
Apart from becoming part of the ongoing efforts to explore the planet of humanity , people who sign up will get a boarding pass much like a airline flight.
Image: NASA website
Programs were opened on October 2 and will continue till Nov. 1, 2017. Those who need to be a part of humanity’s space exploration history may sign up through this link. The titles will be loaded to a silicon microchip which will fly with InSight for its own mission to Mars. As of this writing, there are currently over 1.2 million registered titles.
This opportunity that is name-to-Mars is counted by NASA . In 2014, the titles of 1.38 million individuals were encoded in a chip and filled with the Orion spacecraft in its own first spaceflight test. NASA intends to grow Orion to a vehicle that could take astronauts to space.
A sample ticket following encoding one’s title. Image: NASA website
In accordance with NASA may sign up for future NASA missions. Doing this will allow individuals to accumulate frequent flier points based on the number of miles that a space craft traveled. This will be revealed in their boarding pass every time they sign up for a mission. Who knows, perhaps the things would one day result in an all-expense-paid visit.
The next assignment will be Exploration Mission-1. It will be a prep mission which involves utilizing the Space Launch System rocket and spacecraft that is Orion. The goal will be to journey as a trial run before sending people to Mars beyond the moon.
InSight will take off in the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. It has been advised to land on Mars from November 2018. This assignment intends to explore the planet’s deep inside. JB
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to acquire access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ names, discuss to five gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & discuss articles on social media. Telephone 896 6000.