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Free - Send Your Name to Mars @ NASA

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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover is heading to the red planet.
Submit your name by Sept. 30, 2019, and fly along!

Your email is used only to give you “Frequent Flyer” points and to allow you to send your name on future Mars missions.

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  • +27 votes

    Just curious are you human or really a bot, spending most of your time on ozbargain ;-)

    • -11 votes

      1.2mil total ppl signed up globally. Usa tops the list obviously.

      10k aussies.

      184 north koreans

      2nd is turkey and 3rd is indian, not sure why maybe cos free and IT related?

      Why so many turkies and indians do this.

      Also are there 10k ozbargaiers? Cos how would you even find out about this?

      • +26 votes

        Don’t change the subject

      • +7 votes

        Turkies… Turks, you learn that in in grade 5 when they teach you about the ANZACS

        • -13 votes

          Turks? That's the worst name I ever heard.

        • +1 vote

          Age of Empire 2

      • +1 vote

        Almost 1.5m now, about 800 names per minute.

        • -1 vote

          Aussies nearly doubled to 19k, good work.

          Indians showing 10x the interest as china even though simular population and china has better internet access.

          Turkey holding 2nd spot mass interest.

          Japan surprisingly low interest 50k even though science and space interests them.

          • +1 vote

            @Bryanalves: Everyone in India has a smartphone now with 3G or 4G - even the guy begging on the street - they're that cheap - so I think Internet connectivity is the same for China and India - though China is probably more censored on things.

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        Hey Bryan,

        First, I think indians are much into IT helping the US economy in Uplifting (Google it), so they deserve to signup for the event which is worth there contribution. Second, everyone in this world loves freebies that's why you are here checking this post and commenting because you too are interested in freebies mate. Cheers

        Thanks,
        Your Righter

  • +85 votes

    Nice. I can tick “littering on another planet” off my bucket list

    • +10 votes

      I just earned my first “popular comment” badge. I guess no one has loved me enough until now

  • +5 votes

    Joe King here, sign me up.

    • +13 votes

      Don't forget to let your brother Wayne know.

      • +4 votes

        oh more of my distant family members!

        My name is far!

        • +3 votes

          Mike Hunt is not going to Mars. Denied

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      Uhhh.. brother is that you?

  • +34 votes

    I'm worried about alien identity theft

    • +50 votes

      Hello Human.

      We are pleased to inform you that your email address emerged as one of the winners in the Mars Space miles Promo which was held on your earth date of May 4th, 2019. Entry NZ-L16-2018 was randomly attached to your email hence this made you a winner! You have therefore been approved for a payout sum of $100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Million Mars Dollars) payable to you via our affiliated BANK on your planet.

      To Make Your Claims, Kindly email your claims agent with your details below to avoid unauthorised claims by a non-winner.

      • FULL NAME.
      • MAILING ADDRESS.
      • WINNING MOBILE NUMBER.
      • BANK NAME, BRANCH LOCATION, ACCOUNT NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER
      • SCANNED COPIES OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE, MEDICARE CARD AND PASSPORT (For Identity Verification purposes).

      YOU CAN SEND YOUR DETAILS TO YOUR CLAIMS OFFICER WITH THE CONTACT EMAIL BELOW.

      MARS SPACEMILES REWARD PROMOTION.
      CONTACT PERSON: XYLSWKAJDUR7.
      EMAIL: [email protected]

      Thank you very much for your understanding and once again congrats!

      Regards,
      XYLSWKAJDUR7.

      • +10 votes

        Whats the conversion rate on MAD to AUD?

        • +15 votes

          It tends to fluctuate pretty wildly, and based on the intergalactic credit trading system AUD is usually pretty low, a while back one AUD was fetching $.01 intergalactic credits. :/

          That’s why Earth is always so popular as an intergalactic holiday destination, everything is so darn cheap. EG; Roswell was a couple on their honeymoon. Actually it’s funny, when the ‘visitors’ were detained by the US military they played ‘dumb’, and gave the yanks an ahem “integral navigation component for an advanced propulsion system”, it was an adult ‘novelty’ device, which the Americans completely believed was actually the key to some fandangled propulsion system, lol, uh no. So, now of course they’ve become a laughing stock, hence all the hype and secrecy in Nevada, they don’t want any of the public to find out they handed out open tourist visas to everyone in quadrant EJ89 for an extraterrestrial dildo. But shit happens.

        • +3 votes

          The Mars dollar used to be tied to the Altarian dollar, but has now floated and around 3000 MAD to one Triganic Pu.

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        Gotta rewatch Total Recall.

  • +12 votes

    worth 504,668,791km award points. nice

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      Unfortunately that doesn't get you very far for intergalactic travel. 600,000,000 award points + Taxes for economy to the moon isn't too bad, but its only 1 way.

  • +12 votes

    get your ass to mars

    • +5 votes

      Names, not donkeys.

    • +2 votes

      I just signed up for Quaid 👍🏻

  • +7 votes

    "Tightarse" is going to Mars!

    • +4 votes

      That would be a huge loss to our community here

      • +14 votes

        But great for the Martians who are members of MarsBargain.com.

      • +1 vote

        He will still participate, albeit with some lag.

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      At 6g's you need a tightarse.

    • +2 votes

      Better to Mars then Uranus I suppose

  • +26 votes

    So an Alien race only has to:
    1) Go to Mars in the next millennium (assuming that the data carrying device will have a maximum life of around that)
    2) Find the bloody thing
    3) Develop USB
    4) Develop Fat32 or NTFS
    5) Understand ASCII
    6) They get rewarded with a non-nonsensical string of characters.

    Peeing your name in the snow will probably be more useful.

    • +1 vote

      Maybe they will start with Fat16 and floppy disks, if you are talking about alien evolution.

    • +1 vote

      All names are reviewed by a team of people at NASA and then sent to the microchip manufacturer.

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        So 'Mike Litoris' is out…

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          You should put it back in.

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      Assuming you're advanced enough for intergalactic travel, and that you're travelling to mars in the next millennium, you're probably smart enough to also scan/visit the other planets in the system (at which point you'd see a lot more evidence of Human habitation than 1 rover on an entire planet)

      I'd say that under Martian laws, if your name is on it then you can claim ownership. This is effective a tontine, with the last surviving name getting ownership over the red planet.

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      According to this article (https://www.space.com/your-name-on-mars-2020-rover.html) the names aren't stored digitally but are physically etched onto the chip, interestingly enough. More dense than flash storage, and probably longer lasting.

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        "About 1 million names can be squeezed onto a single chip"

        What's a name in bytes? Maybe 20? So you can put 50 million onto a single gigabyte, so not denser than flash storage.

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          Why is a "single gigabyte" your point of comparison? I was meaning that a plate with engraved names would likely be much smaller physically than a flash storage device with an equivalent capacity. There's a reason why data-center archives that don't need to be accessed often use tape…

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            @MetaAF: Because a single gigabyte was enough to be multiple times the density of the engraved chip. Sure, I could change that to 256GB and you're now looking at well over 1000 times the density.
            Also, while a tenth the width of a human hair (say 10um) for the lines on the letters sounds incredible small, transistors are produced down to 7nm (though in fairness, probably not for flash storage).

  • +3 votes

    Filling uninitialised memory using random names instead of 0xdeadbeef is a bad idea.

  • +23 votes

    Thanks, that’s Christmas presents for the entire family sorted.

    • +2 votes

      come on man, its worth more than that maybe chrissy + next B day… 2 in 1 !!

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        My nice and nephew get a birthmas present from me…. ;)

  • +8 votes

    Saw free in the title and signed up using fake details to avoid Martian spam. Now what are we getting for free?

    • +2 votes

      A laugh

  • +2 votes

    Right, so the Aliens will know who to attack first then..all the ones on the list sent to Mars

    • +2 votes

      Or who to reward. I can see the holigraph messages now; "Your long distant species died from cavity experiments but came into a few trillion credits. Please send 4.68 million credits as fee to release the money"

      • +2 votes

        Sounds like the Alien version of a Nigerian scam

  • +3 votes

    Great! Nasa is selling our details to the aliens for free! 🤪

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    Send your kidney to mars.

  • +1 vote

    Die Alien Scum

    • +4 votes

      Hey.

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      Should probably be "Das Alien Scum" as they are unlikely to fit into a male or female gender category.

  • +7 votes

    Ivana Humpalot, Dixie Normous, Alotta Fagina, Fook Mi and Fook Yu are all signed up

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      I, too, like to live dangerously.

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    Anyone know the conversion rates of these points to QFF or Virgin?

    • +9 votes

      1:0

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    Very cool, thank you

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    Frequent flyer points?

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      No, once doesn't = frequent.

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    The names will end up in a black hole.

  • +1 vote

    If I do this then what will people call me? i guess ill have to get another name..

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    McLovin is going to Mars

  • +1 vote

    Add your name to the list and use the free three month trial of Amazon Prime to get something delivered to Mars?

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    You know you can actually buy land on Mars right? They will give you a deed, and it's not even expensive. I believe it's even been posted on OzB before.

    But it's going to be difficult to enforce if a Martian decides to take residence on your plot of land.

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      Damn squatters rights.

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      They better not be sending this list of names to my Martian holiday farm. Sadly I don't have the time or resources to defend my Martian property from these varmints.

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    Mars computers doesn't reorganise Our file system .

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    WTF wonder what they are data mining for .

    Seems to be working .

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      Snip.

  • +1 vote

    Any CashRewards???

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    This is always free.

    I remember doing the "Send Your Name to the Moon @ NASA" promo back in 1969….

    • +1 vote

      Hi grandpa what you doing on the internetz.

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        what you doing on the internetz.

        I'm using Gopher

        • +1 vote

          Gopher

          Gopher

          GOPHER

          Wow you made me feel old.. damn you are ancient.

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            @AlienC: I'm having trouble running my Mosaic browser on Windows 10 though…

            Might have to upgrade to Netscape…

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              @jv: If I get 10 gold stars on my maths star chart then Mrs Maguire will let me play Stickybear on the computer for 20 minutes while everybody else has to do more maths tables ha ha stinky poopy pants.

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    I'm sooooo confused. Exactly what is this?

    • +1 vote

      Name get etched on a microchip on the 2020 mars rover.

      I put my infant daughters name on down, so when she see a pics of Mars, I can say her name is there.

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        Oh my that's so cool!!!! Must be really some engraving haha

      • +2 votes

        I put my infant daughters name on down

        You realise that when Mars Attacks, they will now know who to look for…

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          The Wiggles will be used as our first strike weapon, followed by Peppa pig and Dora the explorer. Big red car will run support.

          • +1 vote

            @Bid Sniper: Ben 10 for the win !!!