NAME ON MARS
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