We send Habr to Mars, you too can fly
NASA has launched the acceptance of applications for participation in the program "Send your name to Mars aboard the Mars 2020" Mars rover.
Habr is now a Martian:
Link to the Habr certificate on the NASA website.
It turns out that NASA has a good tradition (previously such actions were already in 2014, 2015, 2017) - before launching the next rover, arrange the collection of the names of any Earthlings who want to go to Mars, however, so far, in the form of etched (engraved) lines on a microchip that will be placed inside the Mars 2020 rover.
At the moment, more than 700,000 people have already decided to participate in this “Mars names”.
Missions that previously participated in this program: Mars Science Lab, MAVEN, Mars Exploration Rovers, Orion, InSight, as well as New Horizons and Parker Solar Probe.
Data collection for this promotion at NASA will be held until September 30, 2019.
The previous such program took place before the launch of the InSight device:
Link to the program "Send your name to Mars aboard the Mars-2020" Mars rover.
“Mars 2020” (Mars 2020 Rover Mission) - a mission of the Martian planet rover, developed by NASA with a possible launch in the summer of 2020 and arrival on Mars in February 2021.
The new rover is designed for astrobiological studies of the ancient environment on Mars, the surface of the planet, geological processes and history, including the assessment of the past habitability of the planet and the search for evidence of life within the available geological materials.
So far, the Mars 2020 rover does not have its own name, but this is easily remedied.
Scientific instruments on the Mars 2020 rover:
A microphone will be installed on board the Mars 2020 to record the sounds of Mars.
The main technical innovation of the fifth NASA rover will be a small helicopter drone, which will remotely conduct reconnaissance of the most optimal zones to search for potential traces of life on the surface of the fourth planet of the solar system.