Want to Send Your Name to Mars on the Next Rover? Here’s How to Apply
Ready to go to Mars? Well, you can get a boarding pass for a trek to the Red Planet, but only your name will make the trip. Let us explain. NASA's wants to launch its next rover to Mars as early as July 2020, with a planned landing in February 2021. The space agency is giving people the opportunity to have their names put on the rover (etched on microchips). The Mars 2020 rover will lay the groundwork for eventual human exploration of Mars. It will also study Mars' climate and geology, collect samples and search for signs of microbial life.