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Send name with Kepler

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 7th May 2008, 6:33 pm

Now, I don't really care for advertising, but this is important.
The Kepler mission, the first mission designed to find Earth-like planets, has suffered periodic delays before. So far, it's planned to launch in February of 2009. Basically, this is sort of like a public involvement thing, where we have the potential to show the guys at NASA, and those working with Kepler, that the public does care about the mission. Don't think that public interest is irrelevant, the New Horizons mission to Pluto was resurrected due to public interest.

http://namesinspace.seti.org/

David Koch wrote:
"It's a way for the public to participate in our space program," explained David Koch,
deputy principal investigator for the Kepler Mission. According to Koch, there's no
limit to the number of names that can be submitted for inclusion on the DVD.


"We're looking for several million names," Koch said. "The only limitation is people's interest."


Anyone who wants to participate in the Name in Space project should submit their name,
the state or country they live in and, if they desire, a short statement (500 words or less)
answering the question: "Why do you think the Kepler Mission is important?" The deadline for
submissions to the Kepler Mission Web site is Nov. 1, 2008.
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Did it.

Post by Mezon on 4th June 2008, 2:51 pm

I did it to give the most obvious reason for doing this mission:


Potential human development into the cosmos, as well as further knowledge of our universe.

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Re: Send name with Kepler

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 4th June 2008, 3:02 pm

Well, yeah there you go, lol. I think I wrote about "the detection and characterization of terrestrial planets in the habitable zone, as well as determining the frequency of planets around a variety of star types, namely F, G, K, M". It would be nice to have some planets around an A-type star though.
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