SAN FRANCISCO – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on its website that it is looking for volunteers to team up with them to send the Perseverance rover to Mars,
“from the comfort of their own home “
The mission will be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this summer, the scheduled date is July 30, but the federal office has made the clarification that can extend until August 15.
“During these difficult times, no matter where you are, you can participate in this launch and help send this robotic geologist on a mission to explore worlds beyond ours,” said Michael Greene, director of communications and education at the Laboratory for NASA Jet Propulsion. , which manages the mission.
According to NASA, anyone who is interested in participating, all they have to do is record their own “countdown” version of the launch, upload it to social media with the hashtag #CountdownToMars.
Winning videos will appear on NASA social media or even launch day.
The administration has enabled different links on its website so that those interested can get more information from there.
NASA has also detailed that “Perseverance” will carry three dime-sized chips to Mars with 10.9 million names of people registering globally for their name to travel aboard the rover.
Those who are already enrolled can get a special stamp that certifies that they are ready for launch and that says “Now Boarding”.
Those interested in doing so can sign up to send your name on a future mission to Mars.
But the interaction of space travel enthusiasts can go further, those who are virtually following the launch that NASA will share will be able to live a unique experience by obtaining a souvenir photo with the virtual photo booth Mars.
Anyone can pose next to the powerful Atlas V rocket that will launch the “Perseverance Mars 2020” rover, on Mars or next to the rover in the JPL clean room where it was assembled.
They simply upload their favorite image, and download the new image. Among other news, those interested can obtain an interactive magazine-style brochure to enhance their launch viewing experience.
This includes information about the launch of the rover and all printed products for the mission. In addition, anyone can stay connected to the mission through social media and let people know that they are following the event through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #CountdownToMars.