Trip to Mars, anyone?By Sj.Cliff
We all get that feeling when we see something dumb happens – what’s wrong with people? I don’t want to live on this planet any more.
Even the Professor from Futurama gets it!
Well now’s your chance to flee earth… sort of!
NASA is giving regular people like you and me a chance to blast their name off into space on their new spacescraft Orion – designed to take people to space, the moon and even Mars.
All you have to do is tap in your details here, and your name is put onto a microchip which is then attached to Orion. Damn, think of the airmiles!
The maiden voyage is set to be a 4 and a half hour trip around earth to make sure the system is up to scratch before it splashes into the Pacific Ocean. But with speeds of almost 20,000 mph, reaching temperatures of over 2200 degrees (think 1000 times hotter than a good day in London), this trip isn’t one you or your name could miss!
Personally, I think this is an awesome idea – I’ve already got my boarding pass sorted…