NASA’s new mission will carry your name to Mars. Anyone can participate free by going to this page and fill in your Name, location. This will be included with others on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover heading to Mars in 2011.
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a NASA rover scheduled to be launched between October and December 2011. Discover Magazine states that the cost of the MSL is $1.9 billion USD. It will also investigate the past or present ability of Mars to support microbial life.