NASA Opens Opportunity to Visit Mars, Here's How You Can Book Your NameJune 08, 2019 11:21
(Image source from: NASA's Mars Exploration Program)
If you felt a trip to NASA is beyond the bounds of possibility, NASA is giving you a golden opportunity to send your name instead.
Yes, you read it right! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced on its official blog that it giving the public an opportunity to send their names, stenciled on chips which will be sent aboard the Mars 2020 rover that is scheduled to launch as early as July 2020 with a touchdown expected in February 2021.
Submit your name here
You can add your name to the list until September 30 and obtain the souvenir boarding pass to Mars. An electron beam will be used to stencil the submitted names onto a silicon chip with lines of text smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair, which means more than a million names can be written on a single dime-size chip.
By Sowmya Sangam