Category Archives: Space & Astronomy

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 http://kepler.nasa.gov/ and http://kepler.nasa.gov/ed/name.html (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 (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 […]