Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Send Your Name to the Moon!

A certain gum company (Bazooka) promised me that by the age of 21, I'll reach the moon (part of the product included a portion that "foretold your future"). Since 21 is sadly well behind me, I'm currently suing them for false advertisement (just kidding razz).

But I just stumbled upon the following site, that will at least let me get my name to the moon. NASA is sending an LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) to the moon, and if you submit your name by 6/27/08, it will be included in a list that will be left there.

Go to this site to read more about the initiative, and here to add your name. You'll end up with this certificate:

Just don't come to me when aliens find your name on the moon and come looking for you by name razz.


Damian Rochman said...

I just registered my name so the aliens will know I exist :-)
This remind me of a presentation we had back in school about all these stations that listen to radio waves from space and translate them to video. Of course there’s not too many transmissions back from out there so these scientists have a lot of spare time to do other things like make bets on what will be the first sign they will get from out of space. The leading bet is a “Magen David” (Star of David) :-)
What do you think the aliens will think when they see this huge piece of metal with a list of names on it? :-)
Damian Rochman

Traveling Tech Guy said...

I think they'll think this is a list of Earth's geniuses and VIPs (and not a list of internet geeks :))