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Send Your Name To The Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is NASA’s next big mission to the Moon, and it will launch later this year. It carries an interesting suite of equipment: a camera that will have 50 cm resolution on the surface of the Moon , a laser altimeter for mapping the lunar topology, a radiation detector to map out the radiation environment of the Moon, and more.Even ISRO is watching this mission with interest ,trying to pick up tips for its own CHANDRAYAAN-I mission

But there’s something else it can carry as well: YOUR NAME . NASA is putting a microchip onboard LRO that will contain the names of ANYONE who submits them. Send them your own, or that of a relative, or someone you’re trying to impress.

I actually think this is a great idea. It doesn’t hurt the mission, doesn’t add any real mass, but it can help inspire people about space travel and give them a sense of ownership. They even have a Nice video about it.

You even get a personalized certificate from NASA certifying your contribution....I've already submitted my name...What about you??

Here's my certificate.....

Here's the link you need to transmit yourself into space!!



Finally after all these years, here's to the beginning of what was there, what is there and hopefully what will remain!! So here are my thoughts & words -Online!!

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