NASA invites masses to connect with next Mars mission by inscribing names on Orion Module microchips

October 9, 2014 9:25 AM

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NASA is giving everybody the opportunity to be part of history – to join the space missions to Mars – by registering on a dedicated website opened for the purpose and having your name inscribed on a microchip that will go to Mars. As at the evening of October 8, the people that have registered their names and that have been placed on the space travel to Mars are 167,832 but you still have up to October 31 before the window closes.

According to NASA, the registered names will be carried on the test flight of the Orion module and this has been called the Exploration Flight Test-1 to take off December 4 – and this entails the completion of two orbits at an altitude of 3,600 miles during 4.5 hours, at which time ground control wi...

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