NASA Will Send Your Name To Mars Aboard The Next Rover

Want to go to Mars? No problem! NASA is taking names that will be etched onto a silicon chip using an electron beam. The aliens who find it better have really good eyesight because the text will be smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair (75 nanometers). Reportedly, more than a million names can be written on a single dime-size chip, which will be on the rover, protected by a glass cover.

The rover Launch Window is July 17 - Aug. 5, 2020 from Cape Canaveral with a Landing set for Feb. 18, 2021 at Jezero Crater, Mars.

Each person who submits a name will be issued a "boarding pass". Click Here for more info and to submit your name for the flight. You have until September 30th to send your name.

There is also a contest for K-12 kids to help name the next rover. They are in need of people to judge the names. Click here to learn more about becoming a judge for the rover naming contest.

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