NASA needs to place your identify on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Overlook these dime-a-dozen “identify a star” presents — would not you slightly put your identify on a spacecraft that advances human understanding? NASA definitely thinks you do. It is teaming up with the Planetary Society to etch your identify on chips inside its OSIRIS-REx probe, which can head towards the asteroid Bennu in 2016. Whereas it is uncertain that any aliens will learn your microscopic declare to fame, it’s going to definitely get the grand tour. The spacecraft will spend 500 days across the asteroid earlier than heading again, and each the decommissioned car in addition to the returning pattern capsule could have your ID. You possibly can register your identify at this time free of charge; simply be ready to attend years for the payoff.

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NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid
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