28 September 2008

My name is going around the Earth on NASA's satellite!!

After a Guinness Book record in my name, here comes another one.I'll soon have my name circling around the earth on NASA's own satellite-GLORY!! So finally, some part of me gets to visit the Space.

Ok, I didn't design the fuse conductors for the NASA satellite for getting my name up there.You can have your name on Glory too.

The "Send Your Name Around the Earth" Web site enables everyone to take part in the science mission and place their names in orbit for years to come. Here's the website for you all:
All those who enter the name here will get a printable certificate from NASA(similar to the one above) and will have their name recorded on a microchip that will become part of the satellite. The last date for submitting names is Nov. 1, 2008.

As per the official NASA mail,

The Glory Mission will:
1. Measure solar energy entering the Earth's atmosphere
2. Collect data on the properties of natural and human-caused
aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere

So go ahead and write your name.If you are not lucky enough to become a star after you die, you'll surely have some part of you on that microchip!!