The Mars 2020 spacecraft, with a mission to probe microbial life on the Red Planet, will leave Earth on July 2020 and is expected to reach Mars in February 18, 2021. Comprehending the weather condition on the planet would be necessary for human exploration. The same campaign was done for NASA's InSight launch, wherein more than 2 million names were brought along for the journey.
In a bid to create awareness on its moon then Mars journey, the US based space agency is allowing humans to stencil their names on chips that will be transported on board NASA's Mars 2020 Rover. The last for submitted the names on September 30, 2019.
According to NASA, your name will be smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair (75 nanometers).
Human beings are yet to land on Mars but they'll soon to leave their mark on it after NASA offered the public an opportunity to send their names to the Red Planet.
People who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names etched on microchips to be transfixed to the rover.
"It's an exciting time for NASA, as we embark on this voyage to answer profound questions about our neighboring planet, and even the origins of life itself". The launch site indicated on the pass is at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and the arrival site will be at Jezero Crater on Mars. As per the latest statement from NASA, the said rover is scheduled to go up as early as the summer of next year.
They found layers of sand and ice that were as much as 90 percent water in some places and if melted, the newly discovered polar ice would be equivalent to a global layer of water around Mars at least 1.5 meters deep. Nearly 1.5 million names were submitted since NASA released the invitation. Well, OK, you can't travel to Mars, but your name can, and that's as close as you're ever going to get. This marketing drive is NASA's way of getting the public involved and interested in the space agency's ongoing mission to both the Moon and Mars. You will also be able to download digital mission patches.