How to send your name to the Moon for Eternity and get a certificate from NASA

It was Carl Sagan who had the idea of including a golden disc with basic information about Humanity and planet Earth in the Voyager missions, the only ones so far that have left the Solar System and traveled through interstellar space. During the last few years we have seen several initiatives that allow us to put our name on a USB memory stick inside a satellite, sending it into space to immortalize our digital identity.

Now it is possible to do even more, we can send our name aboard a spacecraft on the Artemis I mission thanks to NASA’s invitation, and it is as easy as filling out a form on the web.

Our name and surname will travel on a USB memory stick on the Orion spacecraft during the Artemis I mission, and we will get a certificate in the form of a boarding pass, as shown in the image above.

This is the “Send your name with Artemis” campaign, which started on March 2. So far they already have more than 1.7 million names.

Artemis I will be the first uncrewed flight test of the Orion spacecraft, a mission that will begin at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, although there is no exact launch date. This first flight will be a “test” trip to the Moon, orbiting it and returning to Earth. It will then be the successor program to the very famous Apollo program that took a human to a celestial body other than Earth for the first time.

If you would like to place your own name in orbit around the Moon,  just log on to this page and fill in your details.

I got mine already! 😀


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