Put yourself on a chip and go to Mars

NASA offers people the opportunity to go to Mars, albeit it being just your name that will be included on a chip aboard a new Mars Science Laboratory Rover which is due to be launched in 2011. A great initiative to get people and especially kids more interested in such projects.

You can sign up at the NASA site here, which will result in a certificate being generated with your name on it (see image below). At this point 755,294 people have signed up, which is shown on a world map with a list of the number of participants per country.

NASA Mars Name Certificate

So, get going and send yourself, your kids and your pets to Mars! :mrgreen:

Update 20100607: You can also get your Face in Space via one of the remaining NASA Shuttle flights (via Wired).

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