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- Get your own boarding pass on NASA's #JourneyToMars and your name will fly to Mars on InSight! InSight will study the deep interior of Mars to understand how all of the rocky planets formed – including Earth! It will also measure “Marsquakes” and meteorite impacts. Click this link and create your boarding pass today and send your name off in space! Deadline is November 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET).

What does submitting my name do? All submitted names are reviewed, approved and then etched onto a microchip. The microchip is placed aboard the spacecraft, which will land on Mars.

InSight

InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.

But InSight is more than a Mars mission - it is a terrestrial planet explorer that will address one of the most fundamental issues of planetary and solar system science - understanding the processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system (including Earth) more than four billion years ago.

By using sophisticated geophysical instruments, InSight will delve deep beneath the surface of Mars, detecting the fingerprints of the processes of terrestrial planet formation, as well as measuring the planet's "vital signs": Its "pulse" (seismology), "temperature" (heat flow probe), and "reflexes" (precision tracking).

InSight seeks to answer one of science's most fundamental questions: How did the terrestrial planets form?

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