Send Your Name to the Sun

Last year NASA let us shoot our names off to Mars. It was the closest I'd ever come to being an astronaut. At the very least, it was a cool way to let our future alien overlords know which ones of us appreciated space. Maybe they'll spare us.

However, with the current state of affairs in today's world, I think this new freebie seems a little more on point. To heck with Mars, let's send our name into the sun!

You have until 4/27/18 to sign up and have your name fly aboard the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. This probe will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it, as it plunge's through the Sun's atmosphere and is embraced by the warm, cleansing heat of our nearest star.

Still confused? Let this video by William Shatner answer none of your questions and leave you even more baffled.

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