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Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Next Red Planet Mission

Posted on: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 21:28| By: PeoriaParent

Want an exciting thing to do with your family this weekend ? How about sending their names into space ? 
Your name or your kids names could land on Mars a year from now aboard NASA's next Red Planet mission.  The space agency is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a silicon chip that will be affixed to the InSight Mars lander, which is scheduled to launch in February 2016 and touch down on the Red Planet seven months later.
"Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surface," Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington.  "By participating in this opportunity to send your name aboard InSight to the Red Planet, you're showing that you're part of that journey and the future of space exploration."
Here is the link for sign up at the InSIght Mars lander mission site at the jet propulsion lab.

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