NAME ON MARS

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NASA’s In­Sight lan­der will land on Mars in Novem­ber 2018 – and your name could be on it!

The ro­bot will be car­ry­ing sci­en­tific in­stru­ments to gather ob­ser­va­tions and data about the Red Planet. But it will also hold a mi­crochip that con­tains hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple’s names.

In 2015, nearly 827,000 peo­ple signed up to add their names to the mi­crochip. NASA is adding a sec­ond chip now, so you’ve got an­other chance to send your name to Mars!

For your op­por­tu­nity to be one of the first hu­mans on Mars (sort of), visit NASA’s web­site at mars.nasa.gov/syn/in­sight be­fore 1 Novem­ber 2017.

An illustration of In­Sight prob­ing be­neath the sur­face of Mars

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