How often does NASA name a spacecraft after a living person? How often do you get to launch your name into a star? How often does NASA send probes to explore the sun? If your answer to all these questions is NEVER, then you win the honor of adding your name to an SD card bound for the center of our solar system. We’re already on the list with [William Shatner] so we’ll see you there. Submissions for the hot list aboard the Parker Solar Probe close on April 27th, 2018 and it launches in May.
The Parker Solar probe honors living astrophysicist [Eugene Parker] who theorized a great deal about how the sun, and other stars, emit energy. His work has rightly earned him the honor of seeing his name on a sun-bound probe. We even owe the term, “solar wind” to [Parker].
To draw more attention, you can have a few bits aboard this probe dedicated to you or someone you care about by adding your name to their list. Or you can send the name of your greatest enemy into the hottest furnace for millions of miles. Your call.
Even though our sun is the most prominent heavenly body, NASA hasn’t sent a probe to explore it before. They are good about sharing their models and they really know how to write standards for workmanship.
Thank you for the tip, [crash override]. This mission into the sun promises to have [zero cool].
29 thoughts on “Get Your Name On The Hottest List In The Solar System”
Everything is vanity.
I got my anatomy on Voyagers ina space, my name on MSL on RedPlanet, hell yeah time for the Sun!
Robert’); DROP TABLE names;–
Little Bobby Tables we call him lol
What about spitting in the sky, and letting the solar wind carry your DNA into eternity?
Because UV radiation will destroy your DNA in fairly short order? :-/
(along with general oxidation, heat, etc)
Not if it’s embedded in a chewing gum. They last forever.
Isn’t he dead for tax reasons?
That was only for a year, according to his bodyguard.
But once you do it, it’s tough not to do it again!
According to spaceflightnow, the probe is going to be launched at the end of July.
They should launch this at night so the sun does not burn it up. (Ha ha)
Nah. The probe just needs to arrive during the night :)
BTW I already own a piece of land on Mars so maybe they can sell pieces of the sun ;)
is Marvin flying as well?
Guess we’ll be testing the longevity of SD cards in space.
The name in space is just a carrot on a stick.
Ah nasa data gathering at it’s finest.
Proby Mc Probeface
I’m waiting for the round trip..
I expect you’ve done a few so far.
I don’t want my name floating around in space. What if some alien finds it and comes looking for me? I’ll bet NASA had not considered that.
Who knew you owe aliens money?
As I understand it, the overall Earth economy is deeply in debt, so we must be borrowing from somewhere else!
You have to watch your six from any probes, at night sleep face from wall and you will be fine ;)
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