With NASA due to launch its latest space mission, I was just reminiscing on how I still totally want to be an astronaut! Who doesn’t, right? Well anyway, while browsing NASA’s website (I may have been searching “how to become an astronaut”), I came across the Mars Science Laboratory mission. The brilliant scientists at NASA will be building another rover set to launch for Mars in the fall of 2011. It will be exploring “whether Mars ever was, or is still today, an environment able to support microbial life”… aka ALIENS!
Included in the rover will be a microchip with the names of thousands of people who signed up with the Send Your Name to Mars project. Naturally, I signed myself up. But I figured that just wasn’t enough. And personally, I think that Mulder would be thrilled.