Category Archives: For the kids

Want to name an interstellar dust particle after the kids?

Check Stardust@Home where you can help find the interstellar dust particles returned with the Stardust spacecraft. It could be a bit “above-and-beyond” undertaking this activity in order to name it after your kids… but if you’ve enjoyed sending your name into space etc, donating a little bit of your time could be a nice way to put something small back. […]

Names into space (Kepler)

As part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 activities,  NASA are offering to send your name into space with the Kepler Mission - the names and messages you supply will also become part of the permanent record of space exploration by way of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. See and (a certificate is created at the […]

Names to the moon (LRO)

NASA are sending people’s names, entered on the LRO “Name To Moon”website (, in a chip with the LRO mission to the moon. It has been extended a few times – the last extension was till July 31 2008. See for an older article and for an example of the certificate generated. My oldest daughter loves that […]