Well, I am excited. Just added my name to the list of “digital-passengers” for the the Mars Rover trip, which is scheduled for July 2020. Quick Note: Today is the last day to sign up.
What will you get by signing up? Absolutely nothing! Still, seems like a novel idea. If there is, by some very small chance, some hidden and intelligent life on Mars, I want them to know who I am. Hence, my name is now on the list in some obscure database (that will probably be included on an even more obscure USB flash drive or something similar.)
Interested in sending your name to mars? If you are, sign up here (but do it now) https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/mars2020/
Oh, by the way, here’s my boarding pass for the trip: