There’s a new mission to Mars due for launch towards the end of 2011, and Beanie & Biggles have got their names on the passenger list. They’ve been so mischievous lately we figured that sending them to another planet was the only way to get some peace!
Seriously though, the roving laboratory (called “Curiosity”) that’s at the heart of the new mission will be carrying a chip with the name of anybody and everybody who expresses an interest by completing the following online form:
I read about it in The Register and signed up Beanie and Biggles last night. It’s free, takes only seconds, and I really like the idea of an intrepid robot going walkies on Mars with names of our two pups tucked away in its belly.
Here are their participation certificates: