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Captain Kirk books his name on trip to the Sun

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Waspie_Dwarf
3 minutes ago, UM-Bot said:

William Shatner is one of thousands of people whose names will soon be sent to the Sun on a memory card.

Including mine :tu:

 

 

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LV-426
3 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Including mine :tu:

I was impressed when I got my name on an album sleeve.

Have to say, you have me beat there :nw:

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Almighty Evan
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1 hour ago, LV-426 said:

I was impressed when I got my name on an album sleeve.

Have to say, you have me beat there :nw:

It's free to send your name through April 27, and FYI, I have done both. Actually discovered my name on the album sleeve, as my friend didn't tell me when he gave it to me. :D

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LV-426
1 minute ago, Almighty Evan said:

It's free to send your name through April 27

Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at that :tu:

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Stiff

I'm gonna fill it in to send Kanye West.

Wait... what? It's just the name? OK, scratch that. confusedsn.gif

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Waspie_Dwarf
9 hours ago, goodgodno said:

Just did it and realised there are probably a thousand people with the same name doing the same :S 

NASA and the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA have done this before. The MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars contains a DVD with names... there are a quarter of a million of them.

14 hours ago, LV-426 said:

I was impressed when I got my name on an album sleeve.

Have to say, you have me beat there :nw:

I've got a bit addicted to doing this.

As well as the Parker Solar Probe, my name is currently on board the the Glory spacecraft orbiting Earth, LRO orbiting the moon, the Curiosity rover on Mars, the MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars, Akatsuki orbiting Venus, Hayabusa2 on it's way to the asteroid Ryugu, OSIRIS-REx on it's way to the asteroid Bennu, New Horizons, which has past Pluto. Later this year it will return to Mars on board the InSight lander. It was also on board the Orion spacecraft on it's test mission.

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Waspie_Dwarf
7 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

The MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars contains a DVD with names... there are a quarter of a million of them.

It seems I'm far from alone in this addiction. The chip on Mars InSight will carry 1.6 million names.

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Merc14

Thanks Waspie, my son can take his certificate to his science class tomorrow!

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Waspie_Dwarf
55 minutes ago, Merc14 said:

Thanks Waspie, my son can take his certificate to his science class tomorrow!

I can't take credit for this thread, it was the doing of the mighty UM-Bot.

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Waspie_Dwarf

More Than 1.1 Million Names Installed on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

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Throughout its seven-year mission, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will swoop through the Sun’s atmosphere 24 times, getting closer to our star than any spacecraft has gone before. The spacecraft will carry more than scientific instruments on this historic journey — it will also hold more than 1.1 million names submitted by the public to go to the Sun.

“Parker Solar Probe is going to revolutionize our understanding of the Sun, the only star we can study up close,” said Nicola Fox, project scientist for Parker Solar Probe at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland. “It’s fitting that as the mission undertakes one of the most extreme journeys of exploration ever tackled by a human-made object, the spacecraft will also carry along the names of so many people who are cheering it on its way.”

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bmk1245

Way to go NASA! Kudos!

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