Journey to Mars


Pilots, we all have a unique opportunity to send our names to Mars!
NASA collects names, which will be recorded on a microchip and placed on the board of InSight.
InSight is a robotic Mars lander planned for launch in March 2016. The name is a backronym for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.
The mission’s objective is to place a stationary lander equipped with a seismometer and heat transfer probe on the surface of Mars to study its early geological evolution. This would bring new understanding of the Solar System’s terrestrial planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars — and Earth’s Moon. By reusing technology from the Mars Phoenix lander, which successfully landed on Mars in 2008, it is expected that the cost and risk will be reduced.
Last Day to Register: September 8, 2015 (Midnight ET). You just need to fill out the form and take your boarding pass!
More information about this mission can be found here.