Archive for September, 2008

Send your name around the Earth

NASA is back with another put-your-name-on-a-spacecraft publicity gimick. This time it’s for the Glory Mission. The Glory Mission will launch a satellite that will act as an orbiting observatory, allowing scientists to measure aerosols (airborne particles) more accurately than ever before, as well as collect data on the amount of direct and indirect sunlight falling on the Earth. This data will allow scientists to better understand climate change and how both aerosols and the sun’s radiation affect it.

Participants in the “Send Your Name Around The Earth” campaign will have their names recorded on a microchip that will become part of the spacecraft. Naturally, everyone participating gets a printable color certificate suitable for framing (which translates from the original Marketron language…

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