NASA will send your name to Mars aboard its next rover
Tracks left by the Curiosity rover on Mars. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech
There’s still time to send your name to Mars aboard a NASA rover expected to hunt for signs of past life on the Red Planet.
What’s happening: NASA is planning to send a computer chip stenciled with millions of names to Mars aboard the agency’s 2020 rover.
- The deadline to submit your name for the chip is Sept. 30.
- So far, about 9.6 million names have been submitted.
Background: This isn’t the first time NASA has sent names to Mars aboard one of its spacecraft. The agency sent about 2 million names to Mars with its InSight lander, when it touched down in 2018.
Go deeper: Add your name to the 2020 rover’s chip.