NASA Will Carry Your Name into Space

Otis Adams

While space flight is not waiting in the future for most earthlings, NASA is offering an opportunity to have your name travel to the moon.

NASA is preparing a flash drive that will be placed aboard Artemis containing the names of those who sign up.

Artemis, named for the Greek goddess of the hunt, will revive humanity's relationship with traveling to the moon, with Mars in mind.

With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. (NASA Website)

Those who sign up to have their name added to the flash drive, which will travel to the moon, will be given a digital boarding pass they can print off and keep. Those sending their names into space are then given the option of signing up for NASA e-mail updates, either in English or Spanish.

Artemis will help NASA and cooperating nations solve the problems of human survival in space far beyond the moon. The distance to Mars, for example, is 1,000 times farther than the International Space Station.

We’re going back to the Moon for scientific discovery, economic benefits, and inspiration for a new generation of explorers: the Artemis Generation. While maintaining American leadership in exploration, we will build a global alliance and explore deep space for the benefit of all. (NASA Website)

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Author of Lavatory Reader #1: This Road, now available on Amazon. Otis Adams is the author of three books and has won two dozen awards for his screenplays and short fiction. He writes regularly on and can be contacted at

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