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Want your name on Mars? Here's how!
If you are one of those who go on scribbling their names everywhere they go, here is a chance that is literally 'out-of-this-world'.

NASA is giving you a chance to send your name to Mars, yes literally. 

The NASA's InSight lander that will take off to Mars next year will also contain some names of the public. But this is not the first time such a chance has come across.  

In 2015, NASA had invited the public to send their names that were to be added to a silicon chip that has been fixed to the InSight Mars lander. After receiving more than 800,000 names, NASA is inviting more names since it is adding another chip to the InSight Mars lander which is expected to be launched in May, 2018. 

People can submit their names till November 1, 2017 and once accepted they will get to download a boarding pass along with "frequent flier" points. 

Earlier in 2014, when NASA had invited names to be sent abroad the Orion capsule, it had send more than a million names and all of them had earned the "frequent flier" points. And while InSight lander is another chance to add to those points, the next one will come in 2018 when Orion and NASA's Space Launch System will be launched together. The Orion is going to be on a seven-day trip around the moon.

The names can be submitted at

By the time of writing this story, more than 1.2 million people had already submitted their names. So go ahead, submit your names, and have a literally out-of-this-world chance to be one in a million!

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