NASA continues to work on its return to the moon and one of the spacecraft that will help in this endeavor is the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).  As stated on the main page the purpose of the LRO is to “conduct investigations that will prepare for and support future human exploration of the moon”.


So how would you like to be part of that mission – it is simple enough – just go to the sign up page and put in your first and last name in the form. 

From the page:

Sign up to send your name to the moon. Names will be collected and placed onboard the LRO spacecraft for its historic mission bringing NASA back to the moon. You will also receive a certificate showcasing your support of the mission.

The deadline is June 27, 2008 for the submission of names.

LRO’s objectives are to find safe landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology.

The certificates can be printed out from the web or downloaded as a PDF file.


So are you going to the moon with NASA this time?