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Maybe you did not have an intensive course for an astronaut, but NASA still wants to join his next mission on Mars.
The space agency allows ordinary people like you and me to send their name ̵
1; embedded in a microchip – to the mission of Mars 2020. Not only that, but if you make John Hancock engraved in the spacecraft that flies to Mars, you will also accrue points for "frequent flights" and a souvenir board to show your earthly friends.
This is part of a noise-building campaign around the NASA Mars 2020 mission, which sends the Red Planet an outlet to look for signs of microbial life, collecting samples, and studying the climate and geology of Mars. NASA also charges the mission as "the initial stage of the first round of humanity on another planet," so being part of the expedition carries considerable praise.
NASA has done something like this before the mission of Orion and InSight Mission . At InSight, which affected Mars in November 2018, each of NASA's "frequent flyers" accounted for about 300 million miles, which certainly exceeded what the budget airlines of the Earth are offering.
The JPL team is busy working on the Mars 2020 rover with the aim of launching it in July 2020 before it invades Mars. In the meantime, you can register via NASA's website to get your name on the list by September 30, 2019.