The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is allowing the space enthusiasts to send their names and participate in its Mars Rover 2020 Mission. Only a few days are left if you are yet to submit your name. For the space mission, NASA recently tweeted as a final boarding call for everyone to submit their entries for its mission to the Red Planet. Over 9.4 million people have already registered. Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is also among one in those million who have submitted their names for the Mars Rover 2020 mission. It is noteworthy here that the last date to submit your name is September 30, 2019. NASA Opens Opportunity To Visit Mars, Here's How You Can Book Your Name.
Brad Pitt has recently been engaging in space talk with NASA, while promoting his new space movie “Ad Astra.” Pitt plays an astronaut in his latest film. It turns out that even he has registered himself for NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars.” The campaign gives the mission enough time to stencil the submitted names. On September 19, NASA tweeted, “Want to go to space with Brad Pitt? Here’s the next best thing. Join the #AdAstra actor & more than 9 million other people who are sending their names to the Red Planet aboard our next rover, #Mars2020.”
Here's the Tweet:
Want to go to space with Brad Pitt? Here’s the next best thing. Join the #AdAstra actor & more than 9 million other people who are sending their names to the Red Planet aboard our next rover, #Mars2020.
— NASA (@NASA) September 18, 2019
The opportunity to send your name to Mars opened on May 21, 2019. It comes with a souvenir boarding pass and even “frequent flyer” points. According to NASA, the names will be placed on a microchip that will be sent with a rover on the next mission. The rover will be launched as early as July 2020 and is expected to touchdown on Mars in February 2021. The Mars 2020 mission, as explained by NASA will search for signs of past microbial life, characterise the planet’s climate and geology, collect samples for future return to Earth and open way for human exploration on the planet.
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