Gloria and I have our places booked upon the Mars 2020 space craft, due to be launched in July next year. Here is my boarding pass.
NASA are launching this new mission to Mars and have invited the public to submit their names to be sent on the Mars 2020 Rover.
The Microdevices Laboratory at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, will use an electron beam to stencil the submitted names onto a silicon chip with lines of text smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair (75 nanometers). At that size, more than a million names can be written on a single dime-size chip. The chip (or chips) will ride on the rover under a glass cover.
Souvenir boarding passes can be downloaded by everyone who registers.
I’m now considering how to make the best use of my frequent flyer points.