It could take years for people to land on Mars – but at least everyone can send their name to the red planet. On a website of the US space agency NASA you can enter first and last names and then get a kind of virtual “boarding pass”.
The names are stored on a microchip, which will launch in July 2020 with the next Mars rover NASA, as the US space agency announced.
The rover is said to land on Mars in February 2021 and investigate the planet with scientific instruments. From this scientist hope new information about the formation of the planet and also the earth. Nasa’s “InSight” robot, which landed on Mars in November, already had more than two million names in its luggage.