10 October 2014

Your Name will fly on ORION'S FLIGHT TEST


Send Your Name on NASA's Journey to Mars, Starting with 
Orion's First Flight

NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip 
to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.
Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when 
the agency's Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, 
designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After a 4.5-hour, two-orbit 
mission around Earth to test Orion's systems, the spacecraft will 
travel back through the atmosphere at speeds approaching 20,000 
mph and temperatures near 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, before 
splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.

But the journey for your name doesn't end there. After returning to 
Earth, the names will fly on future NASA exploration flights and 
missions to Mars. With each flight, selected individuals will accrue 
more miles as members of a global space-faring society.

How Cool is this!!

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