I’m Going To Mars!

Okay, I'm not actually going to Mars, but my name is!

As a donor to and member of the Planetary Society, my name is being included on the DVD to accompany the Phoenix lander to Mars in 2008. It will contain a lot of Mars-related material, including messages from Carl Sagan and Arthur Clarke, Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds radio broadcast, and other bits of art, writing and music related to the red planet. But it will also contain the names of every member of The Planetary Society, myself included!

Not a really big deal, but it's still kinda cool to know that my name will be attached to a lander on another planet. Plus, when man inevitably does colonize Mars, the Phoenix lander (along with every other craft we've sent there) will most certainly end up part of some museum exhibit there. Nice to know I'll be immortalized in a museum some day. *laugh*