Hey there Doodlers!
Apparently, NASA’s doing a campaign to let the world know about their #JOURNEYTOMARS project where they’ll be launching Orion, NASA’s dedicated spacecraft that’ll take humans “farther than they’ve ever gone before”. In doing so, your name’ll get to fly with Orion during its flight. So, yeah, I’m not actually going anywhere. Haha
Anyways, NASA’s cool enough to actually come up with this great idea of spreading words about their project — a dedicated website, your name flying with Orion and this boarding pass thing which I think will serve as your ticket for a livestream on Orion’s launch and other #JOURNEYTOMARS and Mars related stuff.
A little bit about Orion
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion’s first flight test, designated Exploration Flight Test-1, will launch December 4 on a two-orbit, four-hour flight that will test many of the systems most critical to safety. Orion will launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37. This test will evaluate launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield. In the future, Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. More powerful than any rocket ever built, SLS will be capable of sending humans to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and eventually Mars. Exploration Mission-1 will be the first mission to integrate Orion and the Space Launch System.
So there, if you want your name to fly with Orion, you can send you name and get your boarding pass here!
And if you want to know more about explorations on Mars by NASA, you can visit their website here. (Sidenote: The site is really cool!)