Would you like to send your name to Mars on the next Rover? One of our teachers shared how to go about it. You go to the Mars Science Lab link at the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
You fill in your information and your name will be included with others on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover heading to Mars in 2011! And you even get a certificate of participation. This really appealed to the kid in me!
Whether you are interested in science and space or not, the site has an amazing amount of information about it in laymen’s language for adults and kids.
There was a Name the Next Mars Rover contest as well, but that deadline has closed. There is also a link to follow the project on Twitter. So, sign up to send your name to Mars and then look at the participatory chart. We’re all in this together.