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Your name to be sent to Mars, the last submission day

Over 10 million names have been submitted to NASA to be stenciled on a chip which will be put on the Mars 2020 rover. The deadline to sign up is September 30 at 11:59 p.m. eastern, at NASA's website.

Submitters are able to download a souvenir boarding pass. The Mars 2020 rover mission, which will take off next July expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021, is part of NASA's exploration of the planet. There are big expects from this mission on Mars. Nasa’s rover Mars 2020 will drill into rock formations on the planet before sending test-tubes of rock samples back to Earth, the first time material from Mars will have been brought onto this planet. Possibly, life will be found.

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Recent research has shown that planets which were previously thought to be uninhabitable may have once had suitable conditions for life. More even, earlier this year scientists discovered that there may be a vast and active system of water running underneath the surface of Mars. A shocking affirmation was made by NASA’s space scientist. „I don’t think we’re prepared for the results,” he said. Mars 2020 mission will pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet.

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