NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Rover, scheduled to head to Mars in 2011, will carry the names of earthlings on a microchip. Want your name included? NASA has made it easy as pie right here.
The Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess whether Mars ever was, or is still today, an environment able to support life. Hope so. Particularly hopeful the martians have a solid baseball team. Then, when my Phillies whip the Martians, we can say, without doubt, that we are indeed the World Champions.
Hey, as of today, this rover is named “Curiousity”. It was named by a 6th grader from Kansas who entered NASA’s essay contest. Check out her winning essay. Congratulations, Clara!
(And thanks, Bart, for sending in this news item.)