Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Kepler Mission

Once again, NASA offers the chance to send your name into space. According to NASA:

“Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of detecting Earth-size and smaller planets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars other than our own. The spacecraft is planned to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in February 2009. The spacecraft will be launched into orbit around the Sun, not the Earth, with an orbital period of 372 days. The spacecraft will slowly drift away from the Earth, such that in about 25 years it will be half an Earth orbit away, 300 million kilometers distant from the Earth, passing behind the Sun as viewed from Earth.”

Visit Kepler Mission: A Search for Habitable Planetsbefore November 1, 2008 to add your name to a space-bound DVD.

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