It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for, well, your name. NASA is now taking passengers for their upcoming moon mission, and you’re invited. Sort of.
After giving out boarding passes for their Mars rover launch, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) next moon launch has a spot for the non-Elon Musks of the world—at least in name.
As part of the space agency’s Artemis I mission, folks all over the world will be able to register their name to NASA, which will be uploaded onto a flash drive in the Orion spacecraft. After a successful 26-day mission, the spacecraft will orbit around the moon for six days before its return to Earth.
We’re getting ready for #Artemis I — and we want to take you with us.
Add your name to the upcoming mission and it will be flown aboard the @NASA_Orion spacecraft as it orbits the Moon: https://t.co/DBmI3axfyH pic.twitter.com/KnoQaiyJcj
— NASA Artemis (@NASAArtemis) March 2, 2022
If you fancy yourself a pseudo-astronaut, all you have to do is register through NASA’s website, where you’ll have to provide a first and last name, alongside a pin code. Once you click “submit,” you’ll get your free spot on the moon trip, as well as a nifty boarding pass with the flight details.
Artemis I is set to be the first uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. It’ll also be a historical feat, as NASA is geared to land the first woman and the first person of color on the moon.
The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than March 20. That’s your cue to get going, space kids.
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Boarding pass generated through NASA’s website