Phoenix launched on 4 August 2007 and landed on the surface of Mars on 25 May  2008. NASA launched LRO on June 18, 2009 and on board was a microchip containing 1.6 million names. Thank you for joining us on this mission of exploration and discovery. It is a technology demonstration showing that solar sailing is a viable means of propulsion for CubeSats—small, standardized spacecraft that are part of a global effort to lower the cost of space exploration. END OF MISSION The names are on aluminum plates created by JAXA. Wrapped inside one of the markers was a thin film of aluminum foil etched with 877,490 names, collected by The Planetary Society and JAXA. Mars Polar Lander was an ambitious mission to set a spacecraft down on the frigid terrain near the edge of Mars' south polar cap and dig for water ice with a robotic arm. A microchip containing the names of 360,000 people who signed up on the internet, plus all the names of Planetary Society members, are recorded on a microchip affixed to a side brace of the spacecraft. They normally use this machine to make high-precision microdevices in JPL's Microdevices Laboratory. endstream endobj 116 0 obj <>stream

IKAROS (Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun) launched with Akatsuki 21 May 2010.

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The spacecraft launched on 9 May 2003, arrived at asteroid Itokawa on 12 September 2005, and released a target marker on 10 November 2005. Engineers etched the names onto a silicon wafer or microchip. This programme is housed within the Human and Robotic Exploration (HRE) directorate of ESA. Visions of Mars, on Mars This image shows the DVD provided by The Planetary Society to the Phoenix mission, which contains 250,000 names of people who signed up to send their names to Mars. To prepare for its touchdown on asteroid Itokawa, Hayabusa released two shiny target markers that would serve as guides for optical navigation. %%EOF The Planetary Society provided a silica glass mini-DVD that is flying on board the IKAROS solar sail mission flown by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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Pathfinder was a NASA Mars lander that successfully transported the Sojourner rover to Mars.

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The spacecraft launched on 7 February 1999, and its flyby of Comet Wild 2 happened on 2 January 2004. Each probe has an entry system consisting of a basketball-sized aeroshell with a softball-sized probe inside. Released from the cruise stage of the Mars Polar Lander, the probes will dive toward the surface of Mars. h�bbd```b``� �! Thank you for joining us on this mission of exploration and discovery. Launched on launched 21 June 2005, it contained Planetary Society member names based on a list provided on 20 August 2003. Mars a été un des enjeux de la course à l'espace, affrontement pacifique entre les États-Unis et l'Union soviétique à l'époque de la Guerre froide.L'URSS parvient la première à poser sur le sol de la planète l'atterrisseur Mars 3 (1971) mais celui-ci ne survit que 20 secondes. Z$�t���Adaő�� Npj�,�a�}

Stardust flew within 236 kilometers of the nucleus of comet Wild 2. We do not know if all Society member names are included on this disk, but volunteers from the Planetary Society were responsible for the enormous task of sorting, counting, and scanning all of the postcards containing handwritten signatures for inclusion on the DVD. 3 0 obj The Red Planet's surface has been visited by eight NASA spacecraft.