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Send Yourself to Mars!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Or, at least your name ...

Slightly off-topic but this appeals to the SF lover in me. Later this year, NASA are sending the Mars Science Laboratory rover to the red planet (I know, I know, it's brown really) and they're allowing people to send their names along with it. Just fill in the form here and your name will be encoded onto a microchip and taken to the surface of Mars. How cool is that?

Actually, I couldn't resist including the address of my blog as well as my name. Consequently I'm expecting a flood of Martian followers some time in early 2012 ...

14 comments:

  1. Can't think which is the worst case scenario.

    The names reach a barren planet in barren cosmos, their letters undeciphered by a single creature, machine or spirit?

    Or a zillion and one Martians tut in unison and mutter, "what's the big problem with Julie?"?

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  2. Whirlochre,

    Surely you're forgetting the possibility that, at some point, life will come into being on Mars and Martian culture will evolve venerating the names listed in the divine machine?

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  3. That was such an easy form to fill in!!! Thank you!!!!! See you (or rather your name and blog) in Mars!!!

    Take care
    x

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  4. That looks like fun. I await the veneration.

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  5. fairyhedgehog,

    I'm sure it won't be long!

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  6. How cool is that?!!!! Thanks for the heads up!

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  7. I'm there with you - maybe there'll be Martians named after me in a few million years! ;-)

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  8. Sending your blog to Mars? LMAO. Best blog pimping I've seen EVER!

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  9. Words Crafter,

    You're welcome!

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  10. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely checking it out.

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  11. See you on Mars Golden Eagle!

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