If you registered to get your name sent up with NASA’s LRO and/or Kepler missions, here are the links to the photos: LRO chip with 1.6 million names on it LRO launch Kepler DVD with 60,000 names on it Kepler launch
Category Archives: For the kids
Twisst – a cool service that tweets you when the International Space Station will be passing you overhead, based on the location information on your Twitter account bio. As the ISS is naked-eye visible as a moving bright light in the night sky, and can be tracked by binoculars, popping outside to watch it transit […]
I caught the Kepler launch (March 6) live on a satellite news channel – the kids were interested to track the progress of their names making their way into space along with it. You can catch the launch here on NASAtelevion at youtube .
NASA’s Glory mission seems to be still taking submissions for sending your name on board the satellite that will orbit the earth: http://polls.nasa.gov/utilities/sendtospace/jsp/sendName.jsp
Check Stardust@Home http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/about.php 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. […]
The Planetary Society has an email alert for upcoming messages aboard space mission opportunities, such as the NASA Kepler and LRO ones. See http://www.planetary.org/special/messages to sign up to the alerts.
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 http://kepler.nasa.gov/ and http://kepler.nasa.gov/ed/name.html (a certificate is created at the […]
NASA are sending people’s names, entered on the LRO “Name To Moon”website (http://lro.jhuapl.edu/NameToMoon/index.php), 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 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/nametomoon2.html for an older article and http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/253242main_moon_cert_lg.jpg for an example of the certificate generated. My oldest daughter loves that […]
Having kids tends to limit how far you can go off the beaten trail - I found myself pretty much stopping things such as hiking and mountain biking to spend time with my girls. It seems so obvious now – but for those of you as challenged as I am when it comes to kids: get […]