Mars Exploration 1: Unmanned Missions (Probes; Rovers; etc.)

Kondoru

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What time is it? Time zones confuse me
 

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Is that 20:55 GMT when the landing actually happens, or when the signal gets to Earth after about eleven and a half minutes?
 

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In any event, my name, which is on board, will be on Mars!
As a gimmick to increase public interest, NASA allows people to submit their names to get "Boarding Passes" online before a mission is ready to launch. The names are then microscopically etched on chips that go on the vehicle. I thought I learned about it on these forums, but I can't find it now.

EDIT: To get your name on a future (unspecified) Mars mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/
 
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...NASA allows people to submit their names to get "Boarding Passes" online before a mission is ready to launch. The names are then microscopically etched on chips that go on the vehicle.
Can loads of people now expect to receive emails along the lines of:

“Greetings, [name],

l am the widow of ∫∭∳∋∉, President of Mars, and l need your help to get 647 bleems of gold off-planet...”

maximus otter
 
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Getting close, only a few minutes to go
 

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Perseverance has landed ...
 

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The first image has been received. Higher-resolution images to follow ...
 

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Boy that was tense.

Still, something for future archaeologists to delight over.
 

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This is fantastic news! This landing system definitely works.
 

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I watched the live feed from NASA too - it was very tense.

It's a shame we couldn't see the sky crane deploying and what not. Also a shame that there wasn't a live feed from the sky crane at all.
 

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You would have thought with the amount of money they spent they could have afforded a colour camera lol
 

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The black and white camera is for navigation. It has other cameras in colour.
 
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