Friday, September 13, 2019

Want To Send Your Name On Mars? Here's how NASA can make that happen

NASA’s Mars Rover mission 2020
NASA’s Mars Rover mission is scheduled to launch between July 17 to August 5, 2020, with the possibility of a spacecraft to touch the red planet in February 2021.

It may take a few more years before humans set foot on Mars, but NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has already started offering people the opportunity to send their names to the Red planet aboard its Mars Rover 2020 mission. This mission is part of the US space agency's long-term effort of the fourth planet next from the Sun and after the Earth in the Solar System.


NASA's Mars Rover mission is scheduled to launch from July 17 to August 5, 2020, with the spacecraft likely to touch down the Red Planet in February 2021. The official Twitter handle of NASA has started to invite people to register their names, it will be engraved on microchips and shipped on Mars Rover.

“When our #Mars2020 rover lands on the Red Planet in 2021, it will carry a microchip etched with the names of millions of people from planet Earth. Is yours on it? There are 20 days left to get your boarding pass and fly your name on our rover,” NASA tweeted.

NASA has shared a link on the organization's website with the tweet, on which interested or willing person can click and register their name for the mission before 30 September.

When our #Mars2020 rover lands on the Red Planet in 2021, it will carry a microchip etched with the names of millions of people from planet Earth. Is yours on it? There are 20 days left to get your boarding pass and fly your name on our rover. Book now: https://t.co/J9lzRs6loc 
NASA (@NASA) September 12, 2019

NASA's tweet has caused quite a stir on social media, with many people sharing their "boarding passes" after signing up.

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