Much as though I sometimes think "Stop the planet, I want to get off", Mars isn't exactly the kind of alternative place I'm envisioning.. So this post isn't really about going to Mars, or even leaving Earth - I figure I'll be here for a while yet..
No, it's just to let you know that if you were the slightest bit interested, Nasa will include your name on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover heading to Mars in 2011..
To participate, head on over to The nasa website, and sign on up.
You can also see a world map, of others that are participating.. I signed up Kveta too.. just for the fun of it.. (she's still travelling in the Czech Republic). Maybe the Martians will spare us come the day of the revolution..
Actually, I shudder to think of the environmental resources used in powering whatever rocket NASA conjures up that heads to Mars.. Do I really want to be even a microchipical part of that? .. Too late now though, as I already have the certificates.. Doh!