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Want to travel to Mars in in the next year or two? Well maybe you can’t go, but NASA is happy to take your name there instead.
The Mars Science Laboratory rover will leave Earth in 2011 and landing on Mars, driving and looking for signs of life and water.
On board will be a microchip full of names of people from planet Earth. To add your name to the microchip, visit the ‘Send Your Name to Mars’ web page (http://bit.ly/martianname) and enter your name, country and postcode.
You can print a certificate of participation to put on your wall and look at a map showing where other names are from.
Spoke to Richard Glover on ABC702 Sydney about NASA’s LCROSS spacecraft is preparing a violent return to the moon later today as part of a mission to send a satellite and a rocket booster crashing into the lunar surface to look for water.