While it will be years before the first people to set foot on Mars, the US National Space and Space Administration (NASA) allows citizens to send their names tagged on chips to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020
Those who want to send their names to the Red Planet of the Mars 2020 mission can get a souvenir board and their names are placed on the chips to be attached to the rifle, according to NASA.
People from around the world have sent more than 3.3 million names to fly aboard Mars 2020 by Thursday night, with applications from Turkey leading.
"When we are ready to launch this historic Mission to Mars, we want everyone to share this research journey," said Thomas Carchbyn, Associate Administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. and for our neighboring planet, and even for the very beginning of life, "he said.
Mars 2020 is scheduled to commence as early as July 2020, with a spacecraft expected to descend on Mars in February 2021
weighing more than 2300 pounds (over 1000kg), looking for signs of microbial life, characterizing the climate and geology of the planet, collecting samples for their future return to the Earth, and paving the way for the human exploration of the Red Planet. 19659008]