Monday, June 07, 2010

Bogart's Face in Space

Bogart is going to be on STS-133, the Discovery Space Shuttle mission - Well, his face is, and you can send yours too. Choose between STS-133 (Discovery) or Endeavour’s historic flight, and the cost is free. Simply go here and upload, crop and submit.

Face in Space follows a long tradition of spacecraft carrying personal touches out of Earth’s gravity well. Since 1997, shuttle missions have carried elementary school students’ signatures as part of an outreach project called Student Signatures in Space. The Cassini spacecraft brought a disk of signatures into orbit around Saturn. The Phoenix Mars Lander took a DVD to Mars’ north pole. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took a microchip to the moon. And the exoplanet-hunting Kepler telescope took a DVD full of names and messages to ET into orbit.

The Voyager I spacecraft’s cargo was even more intimate: It carried a phonograph record containing recordings of a kiss, a mother’s first words to her child and Carl Sagan’s wife Ann Druyan’s brainwaves, among other Earthly sounds.




Inky and Molly said...

It's good to see your Mama again. You both look happy!
We'll check out the project too.

The Teacher's Pets said...

I love to pretend that our pets are in different locations with the help of the camera! I will try your suggestion to put either our coonhound or our 2 cats in outer space! Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BWahahahaha! Hootie and Baby Rocket Dog to join Bogart and Lulu in space!! We are so excited by this. What better place for a Rocket Dog & her space cadet brother to join up with friens?!
BabyRD & Hootie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Lulu, How did you get your photo on the Discovery to print up? We are officially space cadets, but mama is the biggest of all...she didn't get to save the pic of us on the STS133.

K9friend said...

Bogart...famous throughout the universe!


George the Lad said...

Just dropped in to say hi got your link from Hootie & BabyRocketDog, I'm George a WT living in the uk, mom sent flat me up in the STS133to,so we are all together.
See Yea George xxx