You can send your name to Mars on the next mission: here's how
Maybe you didn't make it through the selection for being sent to colonize Mars, but you can still get a piece of yourself on the red planet, just make sure you get your boarding pass.
NASA is accepting submissions until September 8 from people who want to send their names to Mars on board of the next mission, in a tiny chip. If you want to sign up and reserve a spot, all you need to do is to fill your info on NASA's website and you will receive your virtual ticket with details such as time of departure and arrival, location and of course your name.
This is not the first time NASA has sent names to space. The spacecraft that recently flew by Pluto was carrying 430,000 names and another 1.38 million boarded on the Orion spacecraft in December 2014. If you send your name on multiple missions, you can earn frequent flyer points and stay posted on the upcoming chances to take a virtual trip to space.
Meanwhile, here are some beautiful images of the last mission to Mars:
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