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FREE: Send Your Name to the Sun on the Parker Solar Probe @ NASA


“Be a part of the first mission to touch the Sun! Submit your name and it will be included in a memory card that will fly aboard Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. Come with us as we plunge through the Sun's atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions—and ultimately providing humanity with the first-ever close-up view of a star. Submissions will be accepted through April 27, 2018.” Enjoy :)

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  • Seems my names already on it. :)

  • +43

    I hope they send my name up there at night so it doesn't burn up too quickly.

    • +29

      At night it's called the moon

  • +14

    What did the price used to be?

    • +4

      404 error not found

    • +23

      I expect sending an SD card to the sun would cost you millions to DIY it. Now it's free, saving million$ - that's a bargain!

      • -11

        Or, you now, send a few bux to some staving third world kids? Just sayin'

        • +5

          And then send them to the sun?

  • +17

    Parker Solar Probe @ NASA

    Tightarse being probed by NASA, I'd pay big bucks to see that.

    • +14

      This time they’re parkin’ it where the Sun does shine.

      • +12

        A solar eclipse of the arse?

        • +10

          Every now and then I fall apart 😂

        • "Arse clips"

        • A solar eclipse of the arse?

          Did anybody else hear that to the tune of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart"?

        • This might be wierd al’s next song about constipation

          Bearing down, every now and then i feel a little bit coming,
          But never get that splashing sound

        • @muncan:

          And I bleed you now tonight…
          And I bleed you more than ever…

    • +11

      NASA has great satellites and telescopes, I want a high resolution image of TA's tightness.

      • +3

        A perfectly reasonable request.

  • +6

    Any chance the Aliens will need my email to spam me from space?

  • +6

    Where is the AMG fella & the 1000 roses guy?get your names in boys

  • +14


  • Be careful you are gonna get burnt!
    One way or the other…

  • +2

    Just one question: Why?

    • +9

      To generate public interest

    • -2

      Why? Burn baby burn.

      Someone's got money to burn, yet can't take care of their own citizens.

      • +1

        Science actually has lots of benefits to humanity, hence why NASA exists. Note that NASA is not permitted to "take care of their citizens" because that agency doesn't have it in their empowering legislation. If they have money, science is where it must be spent.

      • +2

        NASA has been responsible for massive advances in medicine, farming, transport and communications and regularly works with industry to implement what ever change it can to benefit humanity. It is seriously one of the greatest organisations to date for everyone around the world. Whether you are rich or starving in Africa NASA has done work or is doing work to improve your life. Find a different agency to shit on.

        • This wasn't aimed specifically at NASA. But they do get money from the taxpayers after all, given by the government. While I agree that they have been responsible for many advances, their primary objective wasn't helping people but to explore the universe. What was used for people was just a by-product.

          Now if we want to be objective and benefit to humanity as you say, well… tell that to those US citizens who can't afford private health insurance. That's like when they say this actor/singer/rich man/woman gave so much for this foundation/charity etc., yet what they are forgetting is they only gave peanuts since it is like you living on an average pay giving $2 coin donation.

          We are lucky that we can use those inventions from NASA, but the country that should benefit the most aka the US failed its citizens in the most basics of care.

          The army has made also a lot of advances in the name of killing, not helping. So get your facts straight Jack.

          They didn't do it for the benefit of people or had a genuine desire to help the humanity.

          But, it is great that we can still use those inventions. Still, I'd rather give praise to those that actually had desire to help people like say Fiona Stanley, Charlie Teo, etc.

        • +1

          @bargainparker: As I said NASA actively works with industry to implement change, the army does not. it is not "just a by-product" but specific actions by the agency specifically because of the agencies genuine desire to help humanity. Perhaps you should get your facts straight.

        • @JigBew:

          If it wasn't for space exploration, none of it would happen. It is still just a by-product regardless of the fact that they actively work with industry. Their first and foremost objective was space exploration. Take for example Mother Teresa and draw your conclusion.

          As I said, it is great for what NASA does, but at the same time if it wasn't for exploring the universe, it would be a different story.
          What I am talking about is genuine humanity, when you solely go for helping humans because that is your primary objective.

          And in the end answer me this. As you say NASA actively works with industry to implement changes, how does that help those US citizens who don't have private health insurance?

        • +1

          @bargainparker: What does the 'primary' objective have to do with it? How does a good being a by-product of good thing somehow taint the organisation? Besides that, NASA does work that has nothing to do with space exploration.
          Mother Teresa? What a terrible example to use when advocating for looking after those in need. She believed suffering was a gift from God and had to opportunity to set up proper healthcare facilities with donation funding but didn't.

          Well off the top of my head, cheaper logistics, communication networks cheaper and more accurate diagnostics all help to bring down the cost of healthcare but it's really way off topic. NASA isn't responsible for the lack of universal healthcare in America. Countless studies suggest that America would save trillions over 10 years if they swapped to a single payer system like the rest of the developed world. Shit talking an agency that encourages critical thinking, discovery and moving forward.

          I highly recommend doing your own research into what NASA has done.

        • -1


          Didn't say it taints the organisation. it is more like a comparison to like how people go mad about stars even though most of them just entertain people while the real hard working people are nowhere to be seen.

          As said before, it is great for what has been done with all the stuff that came out of NASA, but saying NASA has done work or is doing work to improve your life is wrong. They didn't start in order to help humanity. It is solely established for exploration of the universe. NASA and for example The Australian Cancer Research Foundation are two completely different organizations. While one exists solely to explore the space, the other exists solely to help humans. Or how for example in Formula 1 they invented something that made peoples' lives safer, but the fact is they exist because of a race, not because they thought about helping people have safer cars. It is and will be a by-product.

          So I am not saying NASA is rubbish company, but it is wrong to think NASA = for humanity. They have done all of that what you said and I agree with it. But, I will still say it, it wasn't and isn't the main objective. For example you say "to bring down the cost of healthcare". well, can you say that when they started they thought, we can do this or that to help humans? No, they thought about how to do something that would help in space research, whether it be how to protect a spaceship from the Sun's damage or how to navigate the ship better. There is a distinction.

          I am not rubbishing the company, just talking the facts why an organization exists, not about how much it helped this world.

        • +1

          @bargainparker: Except for the part where NASA does actually do the same thing as The Australian Cancer Research Foundation from time to time.

          Here is an example. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/how-spacecraft-tes...

          Tell me how that wasn't for humanities benefit?

        • @JigBew:

          Not NASA as a whole, it is an employee, but I never said NASA did nothing. I said it was by-product like when other people invent something for completely unrelated thing to what it might be used in future.

          My first comment wasn't rubbishing NASA per se, just that money is given for space exploration, when there's shit ton problems that need taken care on this planet before even thinking exploring the space.

          Space won't help you one bit when shit hits the fan because things that are happening in this world might easily kill not only NASA, but the whole world making all those inventions useless. If you want an example, climate change. It is irrelevant that many things helped people. What is relevant is how it is done. Sure it is better for that NASA exist rather than not, but priorities should be to make this world better, and then thinking about the space. But, this is just how people are.

        • +1

          @bargainparker: NASA man hours and dollars. NASA is literally involved in trying to combat climate change and have been directly responsible for a massive amount of climate change research. NASA has DIRECTLY made this world better and rather cost effectively compared to many other organisations. Your comment expressed that it is irresponsible to spend money on space exploration and it was objectively false. Every point you make only reinforces the value of agencies like NASA.

        • @JigBew:

          "NASA is literally involved in trying to combat climate change and have been directly responsible for a massive amount of climate change research"

          Well, they should, otherwise there won't be much left to research.

          "NASA has DIRECTLY made this world better and rather cost effectively compared to many other organisations."

          You are missing my point. Never said they didn't make this world better.

          When you have so many people living in poverty, environmental damage, waste in oceans, pollution, etc., it is irresponsible to spend money on space exploration. Yes, good things came out of it, but I don't agree on how it is done.

        • @bargainparker: I actually didn't miss your point. I'm saying NASA is working on the things you describe as problems. You don't seem to know what they do or how they do it, disagreeing with how it's done seems silly.

        • @JigBew:

          Yes I do know what they are doing. many good things have come out of NASA.

          What I am saying is; humans want to reach the stars, yet they haven't even cleaned their backyard first.

          Silly or not it is the fact. Humans should sort out things on this planet first before even thinking about going to space, but as people are they will always want to reach stars first.

          Of course it is better that in this world NASA exists, rather than not. But I'll never how this is better than first doing your own backyard first. Humans are destroying everything in their path, like animals without natural enemies, like grasshoppers when they are in their feeding frenzy. The way humans are going , it won't matter for anything NASA has done or is doing, ask Stephen Hawking.

          It is silly that people would rather drink beer and watch games than working on real issues as that will affect you personally and it won't matter to you whether humans are in a milky way or Orion.

          At the end of the day, it won't matter whatever I or you say. NASA was here and is here to stay, at least while we still have the world as it is.

    • +2

      For science

    • Why not?

    • Personally, I think mining the sun will be feasible in my lifetime. Endless free energy and materials, with the bonus of delaying the suns inevitable death!

      • +18

        Is already mined… in solar farms…

    • Just one answer: Because. ☺

      • Because WHY ??? 😒

        • Just because. ☺

          Similar to a parent telling a child that "their star" is where they will be one day. Every time the child looks up at the star of an evening they will have that comforting memory. Not the same but a bonding moment. I see no harm in either.

    • They're trying to figure out who the dumb people are for the big cull. That list of names is only going to the skulls & bones society.

  • +2

    Do they send each name or do they omit repetitions?

  • +8

    Nice try NASA, but I'm not falling for your outer space immigration program

  • I need a photo proof that my name actually went to the sun.

  • +3

    Icarus comes into mind.

  • +11

    Cheers, that's going to go on my resume

  • +4

    To infinity and beyond!

  • +3

    set the controls for the heart of the sun.

    • I've got a letter from Chito

    • Beat me to it long time.

  • +1

    Please take me on board NASA.

  • +3

    Cool NASA put my name on Mars a decade or so ago, now I can be on the Sun too!

    • Elon will spam you once he lands on Mars.

  • +5

    I think it would be cool to send our name to the sun and then 50 years or so when they colonise the sun hopefully they will land near where the probe is and find the memory card and look at all our names.

    • +4

      don't be silly. do you know how big the sun is? its like 12000x the surface area of the earth. it would take centuries for the colonists to find it.

      • +2

        Maybe they can put a big magnet on the probe so that later when they send the manned mission the spacecraft will be attracted to the landing site of the probe on the surface

        • +1

          i don't think the earths magnetic field reaches out as far as the Sun so magnets wont work there.

    • +2

      There's so many things wrong with this I don't know how to respond…

      • +1

        Yeah, like you'd probably sink up to your knees as the surface of the sun isn't solid.

      • Easy. Laugh. Or groan. It's a joke.

  • +2

    A memory card aye?

    So this:
    01001000 01100101 01110010 01100010 01110011 01100101

    • +2

      to be fair, everything you just typed was also 1s and 0s

      • +1

        Holy crap, the matrix is real!

    • 01001001 01110100 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01101101 01110101 01100011 01101000 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101110 01100111 01100101 01110010 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100

      • 01010101 01110011 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101110 01100001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101000 01100101 01100011 01101011 01110011 00100000 01101111 01110101 01110100 00101110

        • 00101011 00110001

        • @4892: 01001001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101110

        • +2

          01110011 01101100 01110101 01110100

        • +1

          @Wystri Warrick: 01001001 01101101 00100000 00110000 00100110 00110001 01101100 01100101 01110011 01110011

      • binary to ascii translated "It would be much longer than that"

  • +6

    Hotblack Desiato

  • +1

    This deal is on fire.

  • +2

    This probe is gunna get real hot!

  • Am I correct in saying that at its end of life, the probe along with its sizeable list of names will be burned up in the sun's atmosphere?

    • It's the same story for the earth 🌎 too. End of life, burn baby burn 🔥

  • Where is JV? Guess i'll do it.
    This is not a bargain

    • I would to see you send a memory card to the sun and have not cost a cent. This saves you millions literally!

  • What brand memory card will they be using? What size for all the names? The USB will burn in the suns rays won’t it?

    • NASA …. sponsored by Gearbest and Aliexpress. Hope the front of the spaceship is covered with loads of cree torches to light the way and powered by eneloops!

  • +2

    I would have thought tightarse would have posted a deal for Uranus

    • uranus jokes are so yesterday…

      … who even bothers with them.

      expected better from you Master JV

      • Maybe JV is a Klingon in disguise.

  • Oh well, at least something if me can achieve a first in life.

  • +1

    It is the “Disaster Area stunt ship”. For all you HHGTTG fans.

  • Not sure why I'd want to start getting spam from outer space too….