You can send your name to Mars! NASA is will be sending names beyond low-Earth orbit and Mars on a dime sized microchip.
Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight for a two-orbit mission around Earth then travel back to earth, where your name will collect frequent flyer miles. Your name could be selected to take feature flights and missions to MARS to rack up more miles.
NASA is pushing the boundaries of exploration and working hard to send people to Mars in the future,” said Mark Geyer, Orion Program manager. “When we set foot on the Red Planet, we’ll be exploring for all of humanity. Flying these names will enable people to be part of our journey.”
The deadline to register your name and receive your personal “boarding pass” on Orion’s test flight is on Friday, Oct. 31. After October 31, 2014, you’ll have the chance to submit names for future test flights and missions to Mars.
To submit your name to fly on Orion’s flight test, visit:
Talk about this using the hashtag #JourneyToMars.
For information about Orion and its first flight, visit: