NASA is Inviting YOU to Send Your Name to Mars!

By September 5, 2015
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The Martian is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated sci-fi film without the words “Star” or “Wars” in its title in the past few years. With the movie promising to not only be an entertaining Fall blockbuster, but also possibly the project to kick start director Ridley Scott’s career again, it’s hard not to be hopeful that The Martian will at least match our expectations. Combine that with the movie’s beloved source material by Andy Weir, and an adaptation by skilled screenwriter, Drew Goddard, and we might just have a serious sci-fi hitter on our hands here.

However, with the book’s depiction of both life in space, and life on Mars praised for its enthralling story, it’s not hard to imagine that all you space nuts out there might either love or hate the movie’s depiction of the adventure. But for those of you who have always dreamed of possibly going to Mars, this one’s for you.

NASA is officially offering normal every day citizens a chance to send their names to Mars on the InSight Lander. Each person’s name will be etched onto a silicon chip aboard the lander, which is scheduled to launch in February 2016 and land on the Red Planet about seven months later. The only opportunity to send your name into space after this twill be in 2018 too, so you might not want to miss out on this one. You’ll have till September 8th to send in your name, and for more details, click here.

And speaking of The Martian – in case you needed any more motivation, Matt Damon himself is doing it:

11933393_10153072350743144_156912989748075432_nWhat makes sending your name to Mars even cooler? Having it next to one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Just saying.

The Martian is set to be released in theatres on October 2nd.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable