NASA will send your name to Mars! - FREE

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  1. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    This is your chance to go to Mars (free!)!
    Fill in your information below and your name will be included with others on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover heading to Mars in 2011!

    Form asks only for first and last name, country and zip code, and you can view a map of those who are participating with you. I can't help but think this is so cool!

    When you sign up, the site generates a personalized full-color certificate (suitable for framing), which states "You are a part of history

    http://mars9.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/sendyourname/index.cfm
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    Cool. just did the thing and i printed out my certificate.
     
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  4. djellison macrumors 68020

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    My name is on the two Mars rovers still working, the Phoenix Lander, my SIGNATURE is scanned and on a DVD on Cassini orbiting Saturn and Huygens sat on Titan. My name also has been to the moon, to a distant comet etc etc

    Kind of nice to know that when the Alien invasion comes...they'll 'do' me first :D
     
  5. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty cool! But I don't see the point of having your name on a chip! Is it just for history?
     
  6. djellison macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't serve any real purpose - it's just a nice thing to say 'my name is going to Mars'

    Makes people feel a part of the adventure.
     
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Very cool! When I went to JPL a while ago my name was put onto the Mars rovers that were launched in 2005.
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Wow, your popularity is really out-of-this-world! :)
     
  9. Melrose Suspended

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    My middle names are Titan Phoenix (Derek Titan Phoenix III), so I think I'm already set.

    Kind of cheesy, in a weird novel kind of way. Like having a title deed to a one-square-foot plot of earth in north Scotland and a title that declares you a Laird..
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think his popularity is more sky-high.
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    My name's been entered. I love autofill. I didn't have to type everything. :)
     
  13. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Anybody see a resemblance between curiosity and the robot from short circut? :p
     
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  17. conch575 macrumors 6502

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    Cool middle names. I'm not a big fan of mine, Carmela. Err..
     
  18. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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  19. Antares macrumors 68000

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    So, how many people will end up putting joke names on there? I'm assuming that they are not screening the names.....

    Anyway, my name's on there!
     

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