More than 2 million people submitted their names to NASA to send to Mars
Over 2 million people worldwide, including more than 60 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation, sent NASA their names to have them printed on a microchip and then sent to Mars on a research probe. This was reported by the press service of the space Agency of the United States.
The second stage of collecting names began in early October and ended 1 November on the East coast of the United States. Of the total applications filed, nearly 2.4 million people, including about 650 thousand people in the US, 260 thousand inhabitants of China and 63.5 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation, reports “RIA Novosti”.
Special silicone microchip will be placed on Board a research probe InSight, which is to study the motion of the inner layers of Mars and to measure the impacts of meteorites. The launch into outer space will be held in may 2018, and in November he will reach the red planet. He also connects the chip with the names of the 827 people who filed their applications during the first stage of collecting names in 2015.
Earlier the specialists of the State astronomical Observatory of China found using the Earth’s largest LAMOST spectroscopes that the boundaries of the milky way galaxy about 26% wider than previously thought.