I'm Going to Mars
A few months ago I told you about a program that the Planetary Society orgainized. You could submit your name, and they would send it to Mars. Astrology Talk: Your Name Sent to Mars?
A few days ago, I received the exciting news that I am soon to be on my way. You can see the DVD in postion and ready to go in the photo:
Thank you for participating in The Planetary Society's Messages from Earth project!
Your name is now one step closer to Mars. The silica glass mini-DVD with a quarter million names on it -- including yours -- has been installed on the Phoenix spacecraft, and is ready to go to Mars!
The spacecraft has just successfully been flown to Cape Canaveral, and now will begin final testing and preparation for launch. Phoenix will arrive and land in the northern near-polar regions in late May or early June 2008 (exact date dependent upon launch date). We’ll keep you updated on the mission as it progresses towards launch, and of course, update you on its launch and landing.
To stay updated on the project, or learn more about the Planetary Society, view the updates.