Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Duncan’s in Space! (Well our names at least ;)

Pale HorseTo Boldly Go...

“.. well at least my name id boldly going.  Thanks to Ariel Waldman for point this out via Twitter.  You too can go to NASA’s Kepler project site and have your name included on a DVD being sent into space on the Kepler Mission.” [Post leached in full]

Send Your Name into Space with the Kepler Mission

“Would you like to send your name into space? Submit your name using the form below and it will be stored on a DVD and rocketed into space on board the Kepler spacecraft.

When you submit the form below, a Certificate will appear. You can then print this. We recommend that you save the certificate (by doing a File->Save As… from your browser) as well.

Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of detecting Earth-size and smaller planets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars. The spacecraft is planned to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in February 2009. The spacecraft will be launched into orbit around the Sun, not the Earth, with an orbital period of 372 days. The spacecraft will slowly drift away from the Earth, such that in about 25 years it will be half an Earth orbit away, 300 million kilometers distant from the Earth, passing behind the Sun as viewed from Earth.

When you submit your name, you may also chose to provide a message of 500 words or less of why you think the mission is important. A copy of the DVD with all of the names and messages will be given to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.


Send Your Name to the Moon (via Pale HorseTo Boldly Go... > Wired - Send Your Name to the Moon on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

“Sign up to send your name to the moon. Names will be collected and placed onboard the LRO spacecraft for its historic mission bringing NASA back to the moon. You will also receive a certificate showcasing your support of the mission.

The deadline is July 31, 2008 for the submission of names.





This maybe the only way I ever get into space... sigh (though I am hoping that one day I can take a space elevator trip ;)

I keep trying to convince my son he’s the perfect age to set his sights on a Mars trip, but he just gives me that “You are such a ‘tard” look.

Anyway, just in case, I’ve also created certificates for him too… :)

BYW, to get your name on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the deadline is tomorrow, July 31st, 2008!

No comments: