You can go to the Moon with NASA late this year. Well, sorta, at least your name can go.
NASA is offering to add anyoneâ€™s name to a database, which will then ride on a microchip inside the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Just go to the designated Web site to sign up and print out a certificate saying youâ€™ll be on board.
The orbiter will create an atlas of Moon features and resources, a first step in creating a U.S. base there to assemble spacecraft to take humans to Mars. LRO will carry six instruments and a technology demonstration project. Itâ€™s supposed to send back the most complete dataset ever compiled about our satellite planet, including best landing sites for Americaâ€™s return now slated for 2020.
The deadline for getting your name on the lunar list is June 27.
You can watch NASA-produced videos about sending your name to the moon here.