Have you signed up yet? The country ranks first now with nearly a million registrants as of 11:00pm, July 30, 2020 for a future Mars mission.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is still collecting names for a 2026 mission where a yet-to-be-identified spacecraft bound for Mars will carry the names. The Mars 2020 mission carries more than 10 million names on the Perseverance Rover which has just been launched at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA tonight and expected to land on Mars on February 18, 2021.

image by NASA

Here’s a sample of the “boarding pass”.

image by Stewart Pink

Register your name now in the link below.

https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/future?fbclid=IwAR0o4ioejdrvZZ24KUap5sZcckrnzsT9gDsHjeUuUd44ITNe8C0wnuuxd3Y

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