50th Anniversary celebration of Mariner 4

Astronomy Science ~ On 28 November 1964, NASA launched the Mariner 4, seven months later, this vehicle completed the historic flyby of Mars ...

Astronomy Science ~ On 28 November 1964, NASA launched the Mariner 4, seven months later, this vehicle completed the historic flyby of Mars and send the first picture of Mars close up and become the first photograph taken of another planet closely.

To celebrate this anniversary, the company Uwingu has sent 90,000 names, messages and images hurtling toward the Red Planet at the speed of light on Friday, as part of the project "Beam Me to Mars". Program "Beam Me to Mars" is open to the public. To sent a name charged only $ 5, long messages and images for US $ 99.

The image of planet Mars taken by MOM belongs to India
Uwingi admit this program aims to get money. The funds collected will be used to fund education, exploration, and space research. Uwingu also pledged 90 thousand copies of messages sent to Mars will be submitted to the US Congress, NASA Headquarters in Washington and the United Nations. This step is to show how the importance of space exploration to the policy holder.

Few celebrities participated in this program. Among them actor Seth Green and George Takei (which plays a role in the Star Trek), Chris Hadfield (former commander of the ISS), Homer Hickam (author of October Sky and Rocket Boys), and Lori Garver (former Deputy Administrator of NASA). In sending this message, Uwingu assisted by Universal Space Network partners.

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AstroNation: 50th Anniversary celebration of Mariner 4
50th Anniversary celebration of Mariner 4
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