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Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Monday August 29, @05:26PM
from the great-ad-infinitum-grand-children dept.
hatredman writes “NASA is preparing to send the New Horizons probe to Pluto. It will be the first earth device to get intimate with the icy planet. And you can be there too – or, at least, your name. NASA is asking everyone to send them their names, which will be attached in the space device. The New Horizons probe will be launched in January 2006 to explore Pluto and the Kuiper belt, in the outskirts of the Solar System. It is expected that the probe will return to earth in approximately 50 thousand years.”
I’ve sent my name to Pluto. Now it’s immortalized for at least 50 thousand years
When you send yours too, you also get a participation certificate that says:
“Thank you for joining the first mission to the last planet! A compact disc bearing your name will be included on the New Horizons spacecraft, set for the first voyage to a new class of planets on the solar system’s farthest frontier.
Come with us as we complete the reconnaissance of the solar system and unlock the secrets of Pluto, its moon, Charon, and the Kuiper Belt. ”
Had been one of those kids that dreamed of becoming an astronaut. I must have been one in another parallel universe;)) , but, this time I guess, my name sent to Pluto is as close as I can get to being one. 🙂