Send Your Name to Mars on Orion's First Flight

October 9, 2014 3:55 PM

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NASA may not have yet figured out how to send humans to Mars, but that doesn't mean you can't make a name for yourself. The space agency is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip that will travel to destinations beyond the low-Earth orbit, including Mars, aboard the Orion spacecraft's first flight.

Your name's astronomical journey will begin on a dime-sized microchip when NASA's Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first test flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. Once it takes off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, it will circle Earth a couple times for 4.5 hours before whizzing back ...

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