The space agency plans to launch a spacecraft to study the upper layers of the Red Planet’s atmosphere in November. But before the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (known as
If you missed your chance at getting your name engraved on microchips on the Mars rover
But NASA is upping the literary ante this time: It also want peoples to send in their haikus, those three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable structure. However, only three submissions will make the cut and go to Mars.
Sending such a spaceworthy message-in-a-bottle isn’t a new phenomenon: Back in 1977 NASA launched the twin
NASA is already taking advantage of new tech and social media to crowd-source public participation — and ultimately, public interest — in its science missions.
Aspiring wordsmiths can submit through MAVEN's "Going to Mars" website. The deadline is July 1 and the public can vote on their favorites starting July 15.
Perhaps I'll give it a shot:
Rovers far below
Spacecraft orbiting above
A Martian family
Hm. Perhaps it's best to stick to science writing.