All Aboard Virtually
Nasa is giving the public a chance to send their names stenciled on a chip to the red planet. This is innovation now. Bringing you stories of revolutionary ideas emerging technologies in the people behind the concepts that shape the future from now until september thirtieth. You can submit your name gene to fly aboard the next mars rover members of the public who send their names will get a souvenir boarding pass and earn about three hundred million nasa nasa frequent flyer points the micro devices laboratory at nasa's jet propulsion laboratory will use an electron beam to stencil the names james onto a silicon chip about the size of a dime with lines of text smaller than one thousandth the width of a human hair more than a million names teams can be written on a single chip. The chips will ride on the mars twenty twenty rover on a glass cover the rover a robotic scientists weighing more more than a ton will search for signs of past microbial life collect samples for future return to earth and pave the way for human exploration and now you or at least your name can go along for the ride for innovation now. I'm jennifer pulley. Innovation now is produced by the national national institute of aerospace through collaboration with nasa and is distributed by w h._r. v.