Tuesday, September 06, 2005

PUT YOUR NAME ON PLUTO

It's been a long time since an update, but here's some fun info I just received from NASA. You can put your name on Pluto...literally...well almost literally. Actually you can put it past Pluto. Read on for details...

You've sent your name to Mars on NASA's Mars Polar Lander and on the JPL spacecraft that crashed into Comet Temple 1 on July 4th (well you should have) !

Now here is your chance to send your name past Pluto, through Kuiper Belt, and out of the solar system. Perhaps to be discovered by an alien interstellar traveler.

Check out the mission and put your name on a compact disc that will fly on the New Horizons' mission.

Don't wait, the deadline is September 15th.

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

Enjoy,
Tom

Tom Hooten
Instructor, Physics & Engineering
Director, Hudnall Planetarium
Tyler Junior College
P. O. Box 9020
Tyler, TX 75711-9020
903.510.2887
thoo@tjc.edu
http://physics.tjc.edu
http://planetarium.tjc.edu