Beam Me To Mars

The first opportunity for the people of Earth to send personal messages and pictures to Mars by radio transmission!

Beam Me celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first mission to Mars—NASA’s Mariner 4 launched on 28 November 1964. All Beam Me messages will be sent together by radio—at the speed of light—as a global shout-out from Earth to Mars on 28 November 2014.

Send as many messages as you like. With each message sent, you’ll receive a beautiful, downloadable certificate authenticating your participation in this historic event.

Join in—it’s fun, it’s inspiring, it’s futuristic, and all messages help fund space research, education, and exploration! Learn more about The Uwingu Fund.

How will the messages be sent to Mars?

Uwingu’s Beam Me transmission will be sent by our partner, Universal Space Network, at a rate of 1 million bits per second—and they will travel at the speed of light. Mariner 4 took almost 8 months to reach Mars in 1964-1965, but your 21st century messages will arrive just 15 minutes after they are sent—nothing like it has ever been possible before for the public.

Will anyone or anything on Mars receive the messages?

Though no one is on Mars yet to receive the messages, here on Earth people will hear them loud and clear! The entire Beam Me message archive will be searchable from our web site by anyone with access to the Internet. And all messages can be socially shared with friends, relatives, anyone in your social networks. Moreover, all Beam Me messages will be delivered by hand to Congress, to NASA, and to the United Nations on November 28—delivering your message to them the same day it reaches Mars.

For how long can messages be submitted before transmission?

To be included in the transmission, messages and pictures must be submitted by 5 November 2014. The earlier a message is submitted, the earlier in the transmission it will be sent.

As with all Uwingu projects, half the proceeds fuel Uwingu space research, education, and exploration grants; the other half pays for Uwingu operations and fuels new Uwingu projects.

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Now Send Your Message To Mars!

Say a little or say a lot. Every message option includes:

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  •  A beautiful, downloadable certificate authenticating your participation in the Beam Me To Mars project.
  •  50% of your purchase fuels Uwingu grants for space research, education, and exploration.
  •  An e-mail confirmation sent to you when your message is beamed to Mars on November 28, 2014.
  •  All messages will also be delivered by hand to Congress, to NASA, and to the United Nations!

Choose Your Message Level

Beam Me To Mars! Space Tourist

Beam Me To Mars! Space Tourist

$5

Your Transmission to Mars includes:

  • Your name or the name of a friend, coworker, hero, loved one, or even a pet.
  • An optional pre-written message
Beam Me To Mars! Mission Specialist

Beam Me To Mars! Mission Specialist

$10

Your Transmission to Mars includes:

  • Your name or the name of a friend, coworker, hero, loved one, or even a pet.
  • PLUS your own brief 100-character message.
Beam Me To Mars Senior Mission Specialist

Beam Me To Mars! Senior Mission Specialist

$20

Your Transmission to Mars includes:

  • Your name or the name of a friend, coworker, hero, loved one, or even a pet.
  • PLUS your own message of up to 1000 characters in length.
Beam Me To Mars Mission Commander

Beam Me To Mars! Mission Commander

$100

Your Transmission to Mars includes:

  • Your name or the name of a friend, coworker, hero, loved one, or even a pet.
  • PLUS your own message of up to 1000 characters in length.
  • PLUS an image, voice recording, or music of your choosing (file size limit: 100kB).

Prepare Your Message

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Beam Me To Mars Mission Commander
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Beam Me To Mars! Mission Commander

$100

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(max file size 100kB)

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Beam Me To Mars Senior Mission Specialist
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Beam Me To Mars! Senior Mission Specialist

$20

Your Name *

Your Message To Mars *

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Beam Me To Mars! Mission Specialist
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Beam Me To Mars! Mission Specialist

$10

Your Name *

Your Message To Mars *

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Beam Me To Mars! Space Tourist
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Beam Me To Mars! Space Tourist

$5

Your Name *

Optional Message

Your transmission can include the message “I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!”

Check your message carefully to make sure everything is correct. You cannot edit your message once it has been added to your cart.
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Beam Me To Mars Messages

Below is our public listing of all submitted messages that will be transmitted to Mars. Share your favorites and help spread the word!
81,043 total names and messages have been submitted so far to be beamed to Mars. Add your name and message today!
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Senior Mission Specialist Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L4
Isabella Alvarado, Juan Angel Ascencio, Natalee Bryan, Tynia Choyce, Roxanna Contreras, Milan Coronado, Kevin Correa, Dominick Cruz, Alex Duarte, ArJayla Elder, Analea Escamilla, Breanna Escamilla, Marilyn Garcia, Caolina Gonzalez, Raul H Gonzalez, Natia Gonzalez-Mendoza, Lezley Johnson, Kaiden Kannady, Andrew Kirk, Jakob Kirk, Kacelyn Leonard, Alexandra Mata, Jesus T Mata, Sopia Olortegui Agustin Jaime Paniagua, Chuckeia Parker, Valencia Perry, Vanique Perry, Alyssa Posey, Carolina Quintana, Cristina Quintana, Eliseo Quintana, Jessica Quintana, Stacy Ramirez, O'Rion Ronde, Cinthya Salazar, Juliana H Santos, Exsaveir D Shaw, Tremaine D Shaw, Nathan Shiplett, Jocelyn Snowden, Anastasia Soto, Saul Vasquez, Karen Vega, Jacqueline Villarreal, Joseline Villarreal, Dulce G Villa-Varela, Courtney Williams, Ramil Williams, Jarek Zamora,
2014-10-01
Senior Mission Specialist Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L3
Matilda Alverado, Tadeo Alvia, Jasma Boyd, Nicelas Butler, Diego Calderon, Esmeralda Calderon, D'Karious Callro, Kimberly Castro, Wendy Castro, Cherish Davis, Bryan Diaz, Jacqueline Diaz, Angie Espinosa, Wayne Faires, Elizabeth Favela, Fatima Garcia, Alexander Gomez, Hector Gomez, Giovana Gueriero, Haven Guerrero, Pagda Guerrero, Rigo Hernandez, Tania Hernandez, Emily Hernera, Shawn Hollis, Kamryn Jackson, Arissa Laury, Brycen Lewis, Deanna Lewis, Samantha Lopez, Stephanie Lopez, Frick Martinez, Kavion Mayers, Brian Mayoida, Cameron McElfish, Christopher Mendoza, Mia Mendoza,
2014-09-30
Mission Specialist ESHANYA RAJESH AND VISHNU VIBHAV
Come alive again Mars, The human race will make u habitable again
2014-09-30
Senior Mission Specialist Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L2
Jayla McAdams, Kyla McShan, Kyria McShan, Adrian Melendez, Jesse Melendez, Quen Miller, Angel Morales, Kimberly Payan, Richardo Perez, Veronica Perez, Natalie Ramirez, Albany Ridge, Layla Rivera, Alessandra Rodriguez, Francisco Rodriguez, Nadia Rodriguez, AaliyahRosales, Julius Rosales, Mia Rosales, Adam Sanchez, Adriana Sanchez, Devin Sanchez, Dominic Sanchez, Kyra Sanders, Alejandro Seriato, Jacqueline Seriato, Juan Seriato, DeVeyon Shite, Cameron Smith, Carissa Sotelo, Jake Starks, Keldrick Starks, Isiah Stoker, Devin Stover, McKayla Stover, Dillon Thornton, Sabrina Tittle, David Tovar, Marco Vargas, Mario Vargas, Marlene Vargas, Jose Veiza, Olivia Veiza, Sadia Wabe, Naklya Washington, Tarijah Washington, Rhiannon Westmacott, Kayla Wheaton, Jaden Williams, Arly Wilson,
2014-09-29
Senior Mission Specialist Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L1
Julisa Andrade, Sarahi Andrade, Jaylon Andrews, Kael Aquayo, Aiden Averett, Christopher Averett, Jayla Bluitt, Deondre Bowman, Cristina Cadrena, Jissela Cadrena, Leslie Castaneda, Mario Castillo, Alize Chevez, DJ Coleman, Uziel Contreras, Milan Coronado, Roselyn Cruz, Angel D Delafuente, Azaleah Duenez, Emilea Emmons, Sidnie Emmons, Daizy Esqueda, Ciara Felton, Ashley Fleenor, Cory Fleenor, Darrin Fleenor, Samantha Fleenor, Kate Garcia, Adrian Gomez, Alexus Gonzalez, Eleazar Gonzalez, Gabriel Gonzalez, Deja Goudeau, Nevaeh Guardiola, Aliaha Guevara, Camillo Guzman, Joel Guzman, Santiago Guzman, Zavier Guzman, Alex Hernandez, Bryan Hernandez, Hannah Hjackson, Jordan Jackson, Brianna Jimenez, Jonathan Jimenez, Anania Jiminez, Kimberly Lupercio, Angel Marquez, Mike Martinez, Kyera Mayden,
2014-09-29
Space Tourist Dave McClure
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-09-27
Mission Specialist Caroline Lake (Unexplained Show)
Forever friends, from me and my family. X
2014-09-27
Space Tourist Keith Lankford and John Davenport
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-09-23
Mission Commander Astronomy Magazine submitted image
Group Message
This special group message sends the names of all Astronomy Magazine subscribers to Mars as part of the Beam Me To Mars transmission.
2014-09-22
Space Tourist Drew Sterling
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-09-20
Mission Specialist Brian W Edwards
The Earth says Hello
2014-09-20
Senior Mission Specialist Brian W. Edwards
This message is to celebrate a milestone in the human exploration of the Cosmos, the exploration of Mars. I truly believe that it is our destiny to one day take our place out among the stars and this message is to commemorate one small milestone along that great journey. I truly would like to thank everyone who has worked so very hard to make the exploration of Mars possible as well as those whose great accomplishments for all humanity are still to come. One day before too long I hope that humans will travel to Mars, to reach and explore another world, I know this will happen, I certainly hope that I live to see the day, I hope that such an accomplishment will serve to help unite humanity, to bring us closer together and make us realize that so many of our petty differences and disputes among ourselves are truly insignificant in comparison to the great destiny that I know awaits us out there in the starry heavens.
2014-09-20
Mission Specialist Jack Sullivan
Happy 4th Birthday Jack...from your Uncle Brian
2014-09-19
Space Tourist Jack Sullivan
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-09-19
Mission Specialist Kathy Petty
To my brother Jimmy Ashfield Happy Birthday! Love and miss you
2014-09-18
Mission Commander Ryan Merriman, Hollywood actor submitted image
Hey Mars, I'm from Oklahoma, there's a lot of red dirt where I come from too. I challenge you to a game of horseshoes!
2014-09-14
Space Tourist Niraj Raj Karna
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-09-13
Mission Specialist Sharon Miller
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
2014-09-13
Mission Specialist Abdul-Jabbar Shaikh
Sitaron Se Agay Jahan Aur Bhi Hain Abhi Ishq Ke Imtihan Aur Bhi Hain ~Iqbal
2014-09-13
Space Tourist Gary, Garrett and Camden Jones
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-09-12
Mission Specialist Mary Markovich-Sedlock
Grant, Bryant, Sadie and Ava, Mom and Dad love you to Mars and back! Xoxo #NoPressure
2014-09-11
Mission Specialist Anna Bettinelli
Red Planet .... ancient gate.... rivers of water .... cosmic journey .... destination Earth
2014-09-11
Mission Specialist Shannon Vose
Happy Birthday Shannon! - Emel
2014-09-11
Mission Specialist L.FAIRY
WITH LOVE TO THIS WOMEN
2014-09-10
Mission Specialist Misha and Faya Timiryzev
Health, happiness and prosperity to you. Thank you for your generous friendship. Grisha Solodkin
2014-09-10
Mission Specialist Hanna and Lev Solodkin
Prosperity in Israel. Happiness. הצלחה ומזל בישראל
2014-09-10
Mission Specialist Henrik Lindstrom
Congratulations from me, my wife Rachel Froes and our children Eric and Elias. Sweden & Brazil.
2014-09-07
Senior Mission Specialist Chrissie Miille
It is astounding how there is all this ridiculousness on Earth: wars, environmental issues, and an overall sense of chaos. But when you step back from the insanity, you see an incredible sight: a single planet, a blue marble that we should be so grateful to be living on and be concerned for as one humanity. It is a sight strong enough to bring you to your knees, but also to instill motivation. It will be important then, when we get to Mars, to view it both from afar and on the surface as we do the Earth from afar: a celestial body in its natural beauty, and to keep the turmoil of the Earth off of Mars for as long as we can, if not forever. Together, we can do great things as a space-faring species, but only with unity and peace. "Every path we take we're leaving our legacy." We have the potential for a fresh start on Mars; let's prove that we are worthy of such a cosmic honor by nurturing our own planet, and by preparing ourselves for the next "giant leap for mankind."
2014-09-06
Mission Specialist Sergey Khlebnikov
Hello from Earth and Russia! Mars was god of War but. Let's live in the Peaceful World! We need it!
2014-09-05
Mission Specialist Christian Schwarze
Happy Anniversary, Mariner IV! How are You Today?
2014-09-05
Mission Specialist Laurie Shentalevenn and Karen Hery
...love each other, and the rest of the Universe with arms and legs can pile in if they want.
2014-09-02
Mission Specialist Gold (@Unifex)
Really hoping I live long enough to visit. One-way trip or not. :)
2014-09-01
Space Tourist Daniel S. Sorkin
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-31
Space Tourist SCOTT BRANDISS
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-31
Senior Mission Specialist OB PERRY
Since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of my awareness of science fiction in my early teens, I have dreamed of space travel and visiting Mars. The greatest authors in the world have fueled my dream and desire to land and live on Mars, to make Mars a stepping off place to cruise the Universe throughout the span of time. Now considered a senior citizen I realize my chances to accomplish this dream is decreasing. At least my message will reach Mars. I still have this same dream for future mankind and new authors continue to astonish me. Prepare Mars....We are coming.
2014-08-30
Mission Specialist Olga Larikova
S dnem rozhdeniya! Bud' schastliva!
2014-08-29
Mission Commander Dave Eicher, Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy magazine submitted image
Red Planet, you have inspired me and millions of others in a special way ever since that eccentric Percival Lowell ignited our imaginations about you, and especially since Mariner 4 opened up eyes to reality.
2014-08-28
Mission Commander Jeff Greason, CEO XCOR Aerospace submitted image
Dear Mars—While I once hoped to retire on you, I'll keep this note to what I'm thinking here on Earth when I think about coming to visit you... I’ll begin with a question my son asked me years ago: “Daddy, is it really true they used to go to the moon when you were a boy?” For our kids, the accomplishments of the past are almost mythic. How could it be true that we went to the Moon—much less Mars—If we aren’t still doing it? We are a society of explorers, a society that dares to do great things. But if we want to be explorers in space, if we want to get to you, we have to make it true. While it’s natural for people to assume that because we haven’t been back to the Moon (or ever visited you in person at all) that there's nothing interesting to do or see in space. We just haven’t visited you yet. If we are going to continue to see the value of exploration, we need to start that trip soon. We know it. Thanks for being so patient with us.
2014-08-28
Mission Specialist Bradley Dean Barber - Jessica Anne Clark
Space. The most exciting of frontiers.
2014-08-28
Mission Specialist Margaret McCrea
On November 28, 1964, I was a high school student. All worlds seemed possible then. They still do.
2014-08-27
Space Tourist JONABETH EVANS
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-27
Space Tourist Siddhansh, Sanvi, Krishna & Nandini
Siddhansh, Sanvi, Krishna & Nandini
2014-08-26
Mission Specialist Robert Charles Cary
Dear Grandpa Chuck, Happy 80th Birthday! Love, Connor
2014-08-26
Mission Specialist Han Tang
This is my dream since I was 10: I want to be an astronomer! It will become true! It will!!
2014-08-25
Mission Specialist The Christensen Family: Tyson, Katy & Lily
I love you to the moon & back. Tyson, Katy & our loyal Lily dog: our love is forever in the stars.
2014-08-25
Mission Specialist Ryan S and all his Canadian friends
First Mars then outwards to the stars Time to meet and greet other worlds also in space looking
2014-08-25
Space Tourist breysse guy
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-25
Mission Specialist Laurie West
John Carter, please phone home!
2014-08-25
Mission Commander Derek Tweedy submitted image
Greetings Mars, Thank you for allowing the spacecrafts, robots, engineers, and explorers of all kinds safe passage. We are not always successful in reaching you, but our intentions are pure. We want to know you. We want to know more about our surroundings, and ourselves. We are a young species, but we are learning very rapidly now. 50 years is not a long time, and we appreciate your patience. Here at home our Spaceport Chapter has begun, and many people are discovering you and your ancient wisdom. We thank you for the knowledge and inspiration you gave to our ancestors. We are dreaming anew. Soon, we will meet in person, and we ask for your guidance. I hope you are enjoying these messages of goodwill. We will speak again. Soft landings, Derek
2014-08-25
Mission Specialist Ty T. Firsching
Thank you for borrowing us Ray Walston for the My Favorite Martian series....greatly appreciated!!!
2014-08-25
Senior Mission Specialist Chris Kay
Surrounded by world-changing people like Bill Nye, George Takei, Chris Hadfield and officials from NASA, all I can say is: AD ASTRA! (www.facebook.de/Raumfahrtnews)
2014-08-25
Senior Mission Specialist Chris "@RockNRollGeek" Darbro - Loot Crate
"Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.” - Buzz Aldrin, from his book: Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration (2013). | Space exploration and communication is an amazing thing. With it, future generations will continue to accomplish things that we can only dream of, and eventually, some we can't even realize or wrap our heads around just yet. For now, we've yet to step foot on Mars, but if that's gonna happen, let's beam some kind words, great thoughts, and good vibes that way first. Once we've done that, well, to quote another Buzz that us earthlings are all too familiar with.. "to Infinity....and beyond!"
2014-08-23
Space Tourist Flora Rose Cyrus
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-23
Mission Specialist Ricardo Abadía
Para decirle a todo el Universo que Te Amo THANI bella...Besos
2014-08-23
Mission Specialist John The Earl of Kimberley FBIS
Thank you Mariner 4 for sending back those photos. We have learnt much & there is much more to learn
2014-08-23
Mission Specialist Jae & Mur~Con, Scott & Em~Nan, Chris, Sam & Joe & Kayla
Happy Anniversary Mum & Dad/Betty & Bob/Granny & Papa~66 years on August 28, 2014! WOW!!! Love you!
2014-08-22
Mission Specialist Kohlberger Péter
You're the mars and we're your stars. And we're here for you as you fade into the dark.
2014-08-22
Space Tourist Hunter Heunemann
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-22
Mission Commander Juan C. Echaurren submitted image
En este siglo XXI que vivimos en un planeta contaminado y con recursos limitados, quisiera soñar con un Marte habitable, un segundo hogar que nos proteja y resguarde nuestra especie para el futuro, donde nuestros descendientes puedan hacer lo que no supimos hacer en la Tierra. Tengo la esperanza de que aún podemos rescatar a Marte y convertirlo en un mundo rebosante de vida para nuestros hijos y los hijos de ellos por todo el tiempo que sea necesario. El futuro de Marte está en nuestras manos, no le fallemos.
2014-08-22
Senior Mission Specialist Sanket Bhattacharya
To Ma, Baba and Khushi, Today, WE grow beyond our beautiful blue Earth. In the vast emptiness and absolute darkness of the deep space, I find LIGHT in YOU... Our Journey has Just Began Khushi...
2014-08-22
Senior Mission Specialist Smita Verma
To Family, You are all my reasons and you are the only reason I am... Thank you All for making me who I am today and believing in me... Love you All..
2014-08-22
Space Tourist Sayan Mitra
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-21
Mission Specialist Kovačević Toni 15.09.1984 Croatia/Germany
We should more look up to the Stars in order to understand who we are and where we come from!
2014-08-21
Space Tourist SUMIT RINGE
SUMIT RINGE
2014-08-21
Space Tourist Chance Redfern - Our Beloved & Forever Hound
Chance Redfern - Our Beloved & Forever Hound
2014-08-21
Senior Mission Specialist John Douglas aka Molemot
At the Festival of Britain in 1951, my voice was transmitted to the Moon from the dish on the top of the Shot Tower, reflected and received back; for a five year old boy, hearing my voice after the delay caused by its travel through half a million miles of space was pure magic. I was an avid reader of Dan Dare and listener to "Journey into Space"...Since then I have spent time as an electronics engineer, a pilot in the Royal Air Force, a boatbum and all sorts of other things. Never did get to be an astronaut, but neither has any other Brit of my generation; did get to fly jets, though! Now this message is going to Mars; so my personal exploration of the nearby parts of the Solar System...albeit by proxy...will continue. Venus next, perhaps? I wonder if I shall live to see the day that man finally arrives on the Martian surface...a place entirely populated by robots. In a couple of hundred years there will be no need to question if there is life in the stars....it will be US!!
2014-08-21
Space Tourist Alvaro Ricardo de Souza Junior
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-21
Senior Mission Specialist Ann-Margaret
I will be relocating there in about 6700 sols and wanted to know if you had any requests for Earth things. For instance, does anyone there need new shoes? I'll be stopping by the Duty Free anyway, so it would be no trouble to add a few items. Just let me know. See you soon!
2014-08-21
Space Tourist christopher milan ford 7-30-1977
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-21
Senior Mission Specialist David Grinspoon
Hey brother Mars - Earth here - Are you alive? If so, we want to get to know you and compare notes. If not, then well, you will be. Because we are. And you know how life is - irrepressible. We’re on our way!
2014-08-21
Space Tourist Rami Ata
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-21
Space Tourist Pamela Sue Bennett-Dansie
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-20
Senior Mission Specialist Philip Metzger
I've never been more excited than now for our prospects in space. The growth of technology indicates we will soon be able to make everything we need in space to enable science, industry, and human life utilizing the billion-fold greater resources that exist in our solar system outside of the Earth. This will take civilization to a higher level, enable us to clean up the Earth, create a more vibrant and healthy way of life, do science like never before, and even reach out toward the stars. Wonderfully, the robotic and manufacturing technologies we need to do this are the same ones that will spur economic development and prosperity on Earth even before we extend civilization off-planet. And aiming these technologies toward space infuses students with enthusiasm to study hard so they can take part. It makes sense for us to support this in every way: through Congress, our businesses, and as private citizens. Then soon this message to Mars will be followed by spaceships and people.
2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Howard Darling
I hope we see you soon. May the SpaceX Dragon 2 land there within the decade.
2014-08-20
Senior Mission Specialist sarah teegarden
No matter how hard things get family is always there for you.To anyone out there who needs to hear these words from anyone at all . I Love You.Keep your head up, never stop trying,believe in yourself. And when you feel like you are all alone just remember there is always at least one person out there thinking about you.
2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Lloyd Williams & Kristin Fowler
'The sky calls to us...' - Carl Sagan
2014-08-20
Mission Commander Mike Helton submitted image
The Mariner 4 mission was the first in a series of space probe missions to learn and understand more about the planet Mars. It and its succeeding Mars missions have uncovered a most interesting planet and have given us a deeper understanding and appreciation of our own planet Earth. It is no doubt that the planet Mars will figure into our future from many aspects including our own survival and how to work with the Earth. The human spirit of adventure and desire to explore new lands can engage many human generations to come from all nations. The planet Mars can be an inspiration generator for all science and for all youth on planet Earth. No other body in our Solar System can offer all this and remain a door of opportunity for all intelligent life on Earth. The human race is at a unique point of opportunity to pick up this challenge and move forward.
2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Sandra L Penrod
Hi Dad, I know you are there, exploring Mars! I want a tour when I get there! We all miss you w/Love
2014-08-20
Space Tourist Susan Turnbull , from The United Kindom ,
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Marcos Alexandre Pina Cavagnoli
AMOR pelas nossas filhas Camila Teixeira Cavagnoli e Gabriela Teixeira Cavagnoli. Até em Marte!
2014-08-20
Senior Mission Specialist Daniel Mendes
This is a very risky and challenging mission, but I believe we can do it, I believe it can be done and I believe we are ready for it. I believe the human race is ready to move into space and into Mars where is has been proven that Mars is equipped to host a human settlement. The proof has been known for decades and the mission to colonise Mars and expand the human race into Mars and space is long overdue. I wish nothing but the very best of luck and success for those wishing to start a new life on Mars, help colonise Mars for future generations and years and decades to come as well as those planning, financing and building the rockets, capsules and spacesuits for the daring mission. I have full faith in their abilities, courage and dedication in seeing this through to the very end and last detail. One again, Good Luck and may God bless everyone involved in making this mission a reality especially the astronauts who are preparing to start a whole new life on Mars and in Space.
2014-08-20
Space Tourist Plattenchant
Plattenchant
2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Håvard Schanche
Greetings Mars. Sending our best from Norway. Karsten, Inger Marie, Håvard and Elisabeth. Be well.
2014-08-20
Senior Mission Specialist Rob Oey and the Family Oey
Hello Mars, We have water to sell. For only two bars of Gold-Pressed Latinum will buy you enough water to fill an Olympic sized pool.
2014-08-20
Mission Commander Dave Gheesling submitted image
Maddie, I love you to Mars and back, my little 11-year-old baby doll :o) Photo credit: Brad Gheesling, April 2013 (Maddie age 10, Daddy age 45).
2014-08-20
Senior Mission Specialist Drake "YoloSwag" Baldwin
I am Drake. i like to have fun. i leave or the navy on August 20th and by the time this message reaches mars ill be in Texas for training. I want to say thank you to everybody whos ever been there for me. No im not dying, this is just a nice way to say bye to everybody. Ray, youve been my best friend since the day we met, i love you like a brother and no matter what, if you need something, come to ole' YoloSwag. Mom, Dad, Mike and Mary, and grandparents. i love all of you and thank you for everything you guys have done. i will make you all proud. and to all friends, by the time this reaches Mars, we will have reconnected and be back together. And to Mars, dont be a chump. I am writing this as a going away gift to everybody, being mentioned by me in a message. must be quite the honor. This is my goodbye to the civilian world, as i will soon be a proud, United States Navy Sailor. and this is to show mars that earth rules
2014-08-20
Mission Commander Carolyn Collins Petersen, award winning science writer submitted image
Hello to Mars, from Mark and Carolyn Collins Petersen! We’re fulldome planetarium show producers at LochNessProductions.com. In 2001, we created the show MarsQuest. In it, a future Mars resident looks back at the centuries of fascination the Red Planet held for humans. Here are his words at the end of the show: “Mars! In the infancy of humanity, we feared you as a God of War. Then, we strove to learn your mysteries, and conquer your beautiful desolation. Finally, the restless wanderers among us made you our second home. Earth is now a fading memory — a pale blue dot shining in our night sky. But our Martian cities stand as a tribute to all the dreamers of Earth. Now, we are the Martians.” We hope this scene comes true, and the first Mars explorers remember we who stayed behind on that pale blue dot that was once humanity’s only home. They will carry all our hopes, dreams and good wishes as they walk across the desolate landscapes of the Red Planet.
2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Bart Antonides, N9AKF
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2014-08-20
Mission Specialist Lily Richie
Sending good vibes your way, Mars. Keep it real.
2014-08-19
Mission Specialist Max (Cnut von der Border-Meute)
Happy birthday, brave little Max! Born on 28/11/2007, from Germany, Border Terrier Database ID 64606
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Homer Hickam, author and screenwriter submitted image
'Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives. I didn't know that if a girl broke your heart, another girl, virtuous at least in spirit, could mend it on the same night. And I didn't know that the enthalpy decrease in a converging passage could be transformed into jet kinetic energy if a divergent passage was added. The other boys discovered their own truths when we built our rockets, but those were mine.' From the Rocket Boys: A Memoir, 1998. These are the opening words to my memoir of life in Coalwood, West Virginia, where once boys and girls dared to dream of a grander future. May the day come when people living on Mars will read those words and recall the honorable people of Coalwood who gave up their lives so that the hopes and dreams of their children might come true.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander George Takei, actor (Sulu on Star Trek) & huband Brad Takei submitted image
This is George Takei, here with my husband Brad Takei at our wedding, the happiest day of our lives. Beginning in 1966, I played Lt. Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of a fictional starship known as the Enterprise on a show known as Star Trek. It was our mission to go where no one had gone before, and to ignite the imagination of viewers with what might one day be possible. With that epic story, brought to millions of homes via television technology, we helped launch humankind’s insatiable appetite for space exploration. Thirty-five years later we are now beaming messages at the speed of light to Mars, our nearest neighbor planet. The Enterprise was a vessel of peace, celebrating the diversity of our own species as well as that of other life forms in the galaxy. Ours was a message of peace. We still carry that message as we set forth on another leg of our journey to the stars. And if there are others out there listening, as we often said onboard the Enterprise, 'May you live long and prosper'
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Seth Green & Clare Grant, actors, directors, husband & wife submitted image
admirers, first time callers. We're really looking forward to getting to know you better. We can't wait to eventually enjoy one of your many Starbucks and float in the lazy river at Atlantis Mars. Be patient, we're coming. And we've got a sweet music mix for #SpringBreakOnMars. Much love.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Richard Garriott de Cayeux, Private Astronaut on Soyuz TMA 13 submitted image
Hello Mars! Here on Earth, we have looked in wonder at you since we first evolved. Only recently has our species developed the technologies required to finally explore the solar system. My father Owen is a NASA astronaut & I always wanted to explore space. I eventually made my own space voyage, a private mission to the ISS in 2008. But your surface has always beckoned to us. When my own children Kinga & Ronin are grown, I hope my wife Laetitia & I can visit with the whole family! Our youngest, Ronin was born just a few days ago on July 28 2014. That was also the 41st anniversary of his grandfather Owen’s first space flight! We know he is destined to continue our family history as the 1st Spacefaring Dynasty & visit you. I’ve enclosed a picture taken on the day of his birth here on Earth, when he was less than 8 hours old. He donned a flight suit and began to plan his explorations and eventual visit to your surface!
2014-08-19
Space Tourist John T Smith LOVES Julie Bendall For ALL TIME
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-19
Mission Specialist Madison Lyons
Dear Mars, today is my birthday! I am now 19 years old, and I look forward to stepping on you soon<3
2014-08-19
Mission Specialist Ann E. Timbers
We are the masters of all that we seek, and seekers of all that there is!
2014-08-19
Senior Mission Specialist Jason Dunn
Maybe we’re on Mars because we are explorers - building new technologies on a new frontier. Maybe we’re on Mars because it’s time to colonize new worlds - we have, after all, survived as a species by finding new worlds to call home. And the next place to call home is space. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish everyone else from Earth could be there with you.
2014-08-19
Senior Mission Specialist Robert Michael Thompson
In days gone by the innocent ancestor interpreted the red of Mars to be a warrior, angry red. A later ancestor concluded that the red of Mars meant rust, of iron and oxygen. Some other ancestor concluded that blood is red due to iron and oxygen. That Mars can be red says one more thing, an active atmosphere. So you fooled the ancients that you are the most inhospitable of the celestial objects. You do not fool the ones who look up, now, who think in bigger pictures, who think in time scales greater than the rise and fall of hierarchies and civilizations. Where there is rust, there is atmosphere, and raw materials out of which life is made, and so you are the most hospitable neighbor.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Evelyne Cojocar / Ron Chapman / Angel Evelyne submitted image
Rising Star, Shining star, so far away; Her starlight travels across, Distant time and space. Her warmth travels so far to reach me. So many years, She was rising, but I could not see. Her glimmering starlight reaches me at last. Now that I can see her, she lights up my sky, I pray she rises every day and night. I pray she never vanishes from life. By poet: Ron http://cosmofunnel.com/poems/rising-star-50959
2014-08-19
Senior Mission Specialist David M. Henson
I am sending this message in memory of my daughter Alison K. Henson who passed in June 2014. I have faith that she will be watching over the future explorers and colonists of Mars.
2014-08-19
Mission Specialist Mark, Kerri, Sam, and Amelia Lopa
We hope to someday travel to Mars in person! Congratulations from the Lopa Family of Newington, CT!
2014-08-19
Space Tourist Hello Other World!
I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration!
2014-08-19
Senior Mission Specialist Robert Pearlman
Here's to the first half-century of Mars exploration! In the past 50 years we have gone from imagined canals to imaging the real remnants of a once wet planet. We have gone from the "scientifically authentic" 1964 "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" to the early planning for an actual adventure greater than any fictional account. From the first Mariner 4 flyby to Curiosity exploring Gale Crater, the past five decades of robotic Mars exploration has paved the way for what will hopefully come in the next 50; humanity's first steps, and settlements, on the Red Planet. Oh, for the chance to visit the Vikings, to journey to Sojourner, and reunite with Spirit and Opportunity; to descend into Valles Marineris and summit Mons Olympus — not to mention explore the (Uwingu-registered, informally-nicknamed) collectSPACE.com crater! Onwards to Mars!
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Christos J.L Asimakidis submitted image
Tosca. You came to us the 16th of November 2012 when you where almost seven months old. You are our family now. With this beam to Mars on the 28th of November 2014, you are immortal. We love you Tosca. / Christos, Alexandros, Niki, Theodora, Déspina and Giannis Asimakidis
2014-08-19
Senior Mission Specialist Christos J.L Asimakidis
Mars! Are you ready for us? Hopefully when it is time to visit you, mankind will have learned from previous experiences. I wish that we will have a perfect start to a beautiful cooperation. Yours truly, Christos J.L Asimakidis. Over and out.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Mike Helton, Former NASA Mariner flight project member submitted image
This is to help commemorate the early Mariner missions to Mars to learn about that planet and satisfy much curiosity and many questions on its makeup and possible life. After a few flybys, a set of orbiter missions was planned to map the entire planet. Many teams worked several years in preparation for this mission – these included a principal investigator team, a science rep team, a navigation team and the POGASIS (Planetary Orbiter Geometry and Science Instrument Scan) team. All of the plans had to be totally re-done due to 2 major events – one was the failure of Mariner 8 at launch and the other was a major global dust storm on the planet as Mariner 9 was approaching. This delayed mapping for several months due to degraded visibility. The computer programs and plans were designed to accommodate major changes. All programs ran on an IBM 360 main frame, and the POGASIS program simulated photo coverage. The slide rule was used for minor calculations.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Tariq Malik, Managing Editor at Space.com submitted image
Hello, future Mars explorers! I send this message to you from Earth in 2014 with the hope that the first colonists on Mars may one day see this and its accompanying messages and reflect on how far humanity has come. Mars is a tantalizing planet. In science fiction, we know it as a world filled with canals and strange creatures. But the reality is far more compelling. Mars is a place of stark landscapes and perplexing geology. From Earth, it is deep red light in the sea of night. A destination. As I write this from Space.com's New York HQ, we know that Mars was once a wet planet; that life could have survived there if it was there to begin with. But to know for sure if life ever existed on Mars, we will have to go there ourselves. By that time, life will be on Mars in the form of human explorers. Humanity will one day colonize Mars. We have to, if not only because it's there and that is what we do. Explore. And after Mars, the cosmos.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Dr. Jim Bell, Mars scientist; President of The Planetary Society submitted image
What a thrill to be part of the first wave of human exploration of Mars! But wait, you say, people haven't gone to Mars yet. Not true! Since the 1970s, and continuously since the mid-1990s, people HAVE been exploring Mars. But that exploration has been virtual, through the eyes and ears and arms and legs of our robotic emissaries. Thousands of us, and billions through the wonders of the internet, have had the pleasure of seeing the Red Planet transformed from a fuzzy blob in telescopes to a dynamic, beautiful world with its own unique geology, weather, and planetary history. I confess to being jealous that my silicon-based pals, with names like Spirit and Opportunity and Curiosity, have been able to experience the place first-hand, rather than me. But, thanks to their kind, we KNOW this world. We now know Mars well enough to know that human explorers need to follow our robotic precursors. We need to go, to walk in their tracks, and then to take us further than they could ever go alone
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Dr. Peter Smith, NASA Phoenix Mars Lander PI submitted image
Yes, we reach our voices higher than the birds can fly to the realm of the stars and planets. The wonder is that our listener is unknown to us yet we must try to communicate as best we know propelled by our capacity for visions of another world somewhat like ours, but also so different that we are left in awe as Dorothy facing the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. Even though we will one day send humans to Mars, there will always be another more distant planet to carry our dreams.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Dava Sobel, Pulitzer Prize Winning Science Author and Playwright submitted image
Dear Mars, Thank you for hosting so many of our robot ambassadors. More are on the way. Many human hearts will follow them. We earthlings feel a strong desire to see ourselves through your rose-tinted skies.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Larry Niven, award winning science fiction author submitted image
Welcome to Mars, and well done. Now build something.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Dr. Steve Squyres, planetary scientist and NASA Mars rover PI submitted image
Hey Mars: In 1992, I was part of a team that sent a spacecraft called Mars Observer to study you. You killed it. Three days out from orbit insertion and poof, it was gone. We never heard from it again. I took it very hard. Then, a little over a decade later, I was part of a team that sent two rovers called Spirit and Opportunity to study you. These (if they landed successfully) were designed to last for 90 sols. In contrast to what happened with Mars Observer, this time you smiled on us. Both rovers landed successfully, Spirit lasted six years, and Opportunity is still going after more than ten years. I appreciate it. So I guess now you and I can call it even.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Bobak Ferdowsi, Mars rover engineer, submitted image
Exploration is an incredible part of human nature - we explore both to test ourselves and to place ourselves in context. The legacy of space exploration that began in the 1950s and 60s led us off the planet and our spacecraft into the solar system; to the moon, Mars, and eventually to interstellar space. It represents all that we are capable of—overcoming tremendous difficulties and uncertainty to make these missions succeed - and at the same time, defines our relationship to the cosmos. I can think of no better words than President Carter’s on Voyager, "This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe."
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Jon Lomberg, Space artist, illustrator for Carl Sagan submitted image
We're thinking of you, dear Mars, and coming as soon as we can with love from the blue star in your sunset sky.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator submitted image
Dear Mars, I have dreamed of visiting you since I was old enough to know about you. I have watched every robot and probe we have sent your way - those that made the trip successfully and those that didn't. I am glad that I live in a country that continues to explore beyond our grasp. It has been my privilege to be a part of the team that has successfully landed and roved your hills and plains. I can't wait to learn more about your history and I look forward to humanities first steps on your dusty surface. I hope future generations will come in peace and treat you well. Ad Astral.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Chris Hadfield, Former Canadian astronaut & ISS Commander submitted image
Greetings neighbour planet! Thank you for being so patient with our 50 years of probing; you’ve taught us a lot. We Earthlings are explorers by nature, and will come visit Mars in person as soon as we can properly figure out how. Until then, all 7 billion of us wave hello from here on our blue planet, shining brightly in your sky.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Bill Nye, The Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society submitted image
Humankind became an interplanetary species fifty Earth years ago today. While this message moved through space at the speed of light, five decades ago we sent our first message to Mars at the best speed our small spacecraft could achieve. We scanned the martian sky. We sniffed at the martian air. We laid our remote eyes on the martian soil. We search for signs of water and water and life, as we sought to learn more of our own origin and perhaps the origin life in our Solar System. It drives us even today. Were we to discover life on Mars, it would change our world back on Earth. We made discoveries 50 years ago that astonished us. Here’s hoping none of us has imagined what discoveries will be made here in the next 50 Earth years.
2014-08-19
Mission Commander Dr. Maria Zuber, NASA GRAIL mission PI; MIT VP for Research submitted image
Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien
2014-08-19
Senior Mission Specialist Dr. Alan Stern, NASA New Horizons mission PI
To the future of humankind as a two-planet species! That future can't arrive soon enough.
2014-08-19