Last year thousands of people named craters on our Mars map in celebration of dads for Father’s day (and mothers for Mother’s day too). Through Father’s Day— Sunday June 21st—we are offering decorative Father’s Day certificates for anyone choosing to honor a dad in this celestial way. Two certificate options are available: either an electronic downloadable version or a beautifully printed and framed keepsake version. If you’d like a framed certificate for a dad in your life, be sure to place your order for a framed certificate by Thursday June 11th to get it in time for the big day. Uwingu’s Mars Map will be carried to Mars aboard the first Mars One robotic lander.
Purchasers of the 50 largest Father’s Day craters will receive a 2-for-1 bonus: a gift certificate of equal value to put additional crater names on our Mars map for free anytime in 2015! **Note: We are not able to apply the gift certificate towards future certificate framing & shipping.**
Prices for naming craters depend on the size of the crater, and begin at $5. Half of Uwingu’s revenues go to fund the Uwingu Fund for space research and education grants.
Uwingu’s Mars Map Crater Naming Project allows anyone to help name approximately 590,000 unnamed, scientifically cataloged craters on Mars. Uwingu’s Mars map grandfathers in all the already named craters on Mars, but opens the remainder up for naming by people around the globe. Dr. Alan Stern, Uwingu’s CEO added, “This is an out-of-this-world way to honor dads across the Earth with a magical connection to the universe.