Face it. You're never going to Mars. But you can send your name. On a thumbnail-sized microchip. Along with more than a million other names.
No, it's not the same, but it's a way of staking a claim to a teeny, tiny place in space history.
"We did something similar for
For Curiosity's mission more than a million names were submitted, she said. The total this time was pushing 300,000 as of early Thursday. But on
While you're back here on Earth, here's the fun your name will have:
On Dec. 4 is
"All names submitted will fly on Orion and accrue miles as part of the 'frequent flier' campaign," Kraft said.
You have to apply for your virtual boarding pass for Orion's test flight by Oct. 31.