Send names to fly on Mars
23, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- The US space agency has invited public to submit their names to fly abroad the next rover to Red Planet in 2020.
- Souvenir boarding passes will display names submitted by the people which will also be on microchips aboard the Mars 2020 rover.
- The rover is scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, with the spacecraft expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021.