Astronomy

Mars Boarding Passes!

Mars 2020 Rover

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is heading to the red planet and they are giving a chance to send your names with it, yet another time. This rover will be humanity’s first round-trip to another planet, scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, with the spacecraft expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021. Click here to submit your name and fly along!

The names will be stenciled on microchips and you’ve time until September 30, 2019.

Once done, you’ll receive your cool “boarding pass” that you can share with your friends or even print and hang on wall! Here’s mine:

 Mars 2020 rover

I’ve sent my name on NASA’s earlier missions to Mars as as well, here are the older passes:

Insight Mission to Mars (2018):

Insight Mission to Mars

Orion’s Test Flight (2014):

Orion's Test Flight

So far my name has flew to sun, twice to moon and thrice to Mars, first time via Phoenix Mars Mission that landed in 2008. One day my great-great-grandchild might set foot on Mars, but for me this is the closest I can get there!

Mars 2020 Rover
Mars 2020 Rover

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