|Senior Mission Specialist ||Laurie Shentalevenn | Hello Mars! 1992 was International Space Year. As an Aspie coming late into social awareness, I was 27 going on 15. The many missions and commemorative events of that year called me to dream of the great journey that awaits humankind. Many years have passed since then, and my world has more than changed. I am sending you a poem I wrote then, for this 50th anniversary.
Young eyes are drawn upward
to questions as old as the race
they scan the star scattered dark
Watching in silence
breath catches and tears flow
with feet leaden on the ground
the young mind dreams pillars of fire
that hurl voyagers into the sky
The turning Earth sings its message
energy escapes into the night
carrying the cry of a newborn people
and the young soul whispers
do you hear us?
Mechanical ears listen upward
searching for the answers
signals in static wash over the Earth
more softly than falling snowflakes
and the young human shivers.
|Space Tourist ||Onward for future space exploration! | Onward for future space exploration! |2014-11-06|
|Space Tourist ||Vince L.. Harden ||2014-11-06|
|Space Tourist ||Vince L.. Harden Starfire Engine Systems USA | Vince L.. Harden Starfire Engine Systems USA |2014-11-06|
|Mission Specialist ||Teresa Segura | This is for all the dreamers, the doers, the movers, and the shakers. Until we meet in person, Mars! |2014-11-06|
|Mission Specialist ||Holly Hock | For our little Holly who is watching over us all. Until we meet again. |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GS15: On board the great Polynesian canoe ‘Utu Nivanga’ now sixteen years out (Ea 2030) on its ‘Voyage à travers l'impossible’), Annie Brünnehilde Cameron replies to Tane Tainui: ‘We are ghosts aboard a prison ship travelling at the speed of light on the UWINGU Beam. We shall never read the last two days of the NaNoWriMo Nested Narrative ‘J SPOT’. We cannot receive messages from the past, cannot turn back. How did it all end? Did Jeem make it to the Motu Café, Okiwi, or did the cup of delicious wc caramel coffee and the slice of wc chocolate cake turn cold on the table? Who was the Black Shepherd on the Deep Farm that orchestrated the Incoherent Geography Wars against us? We shall never know.’ In the image, we see the 23 December 2005 T 7672170.1 Transfer – NA41D/594 - by legalsau, Uplifting Box Number 161, and Mike Timothy Ireland for 12530-21 DOLAN from SIMPKIN to ANSELL |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GS16: Now nineteen years out in the Local Bubble (Ea 2033), Tane Tainui looks up from reading his Edmund Burke and chuckles. ‘Annie Brünnehilde Cameron,’ he said calmly, ‘No one knows how the NaNoWriMo ‘J SPOT’ and the UWINGU GREAT SHOUT-OUT end nor their part in them. “An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. When bad men combine and regulators sleep, the innocent and pure become an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” In the image, we see the 3 January 2008 T 7672170.1 Transfer – NA41D/594 - by legalsau, Uplifting Box Number 161, and Mike Timothy Ireland for 21622-10 Ansell from Ansell to Dolan. The rest is her story |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO9: Matter transmuted into light, the Tryphena Train led by the great Polynesian canoe ‘Utu Nivanga’ - Annie Cameron at the bow and the great Polynesian helmsman Tane Tainui at the stern - passes Mars at the speed of light, its image being picked up by all the antenna tuned to the Ea Global Reality TV broadband. Twelve escapees from the Père Lachaise Cemetery plus a pumpkin-coloured taxi smuggled on board the ‘Utu Nivanga’ by Woody Allen jump ship at MIUN, Mars, to get processed at the Rakitu Gateway. At the Motu Café, Okiwi, MUIN, Charlotte Faes (Jeanne d’Alcy) waits anxiously to know if her beloved Jeem (Jim Morrison) escaped from the Père Lachaise Cemetery and made it on board the ‘Utu Nivanga’. A cup of delicious wc caramel coffee and a slice of wc chocolate cake wait on the table for Jeem. In the image, we see Image 37 ‘In the Tar Pit of Ontario Lacus’ from Dissolution of the Celestial Spheres, GALE 33, AC 254, EF 501657154 JP |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO10: On board the great Polynesian canoe ‘Utu Nivanga’ passing at the speed of light through the Kuiper Belt - where the MIUNEANS are assembling their Star Ship – and breaking free of the gravitational field of the solar bubble to enter interstellar space, the crew are enjoying reading the comic version of the silhouette opera ‘Message from a Black Hole’. A phantom opera performed annually by the citizens of MIUN at the Puriri Tree Opera House, Station Rock Road, the ‘Message from a Black Hole’ - derived from the work of Italian radio astronomer A. Tarchi on water masers at the radio-loud galaxy 3C 403 - tells the tale of thirteen NeZe Judges, who trained by the Institute of Incoherent Geography take an impossible trip to make a comparison case study of the case of 3C 403, its central engine, its obscuring medium, and its water maser. In the image, we see the thirteen Institute of Incoherent Geography graduates on board the mighty ‘Utu Nivanga’ |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO11: On board the great Polynesian canoe ‘Utu Nivanga’ now one year into the Local Bubble, the 300 light year wide remnant supershell of multiple supernovae in subgroup B1 of the Pleiades Moving Group, the crew look back at the now tiny 1,392,684 km diameter G-type main- sequence star (G2V), the Yellow Dwarf they used to call home, and wonder if Jeem (Jim Morrison) made it to the Motu Café, Okiwi, MIUN; how the last two days of the ‘J SPOT’ (2014) Nestled Narrative turned out; if the NASA Orion launched safely; if JAXA Hayabusa 2 launched safely for Apollo Asteroid (162173) 1999 JU3; if Philae Lander and ESA Rosetta survived the journey around the sun; if NASA Messenger made it past March 2015 at Mercury; if NASA Dawn succeeded at Dwarf Planet Ceres; and if NASA New Horizons was successful in the Pluto system. In the image, we see the New Zealand wedding certificate 2000008502 |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO12: On board the great Polynesian canoe ‘Utu Nivanga’ now five years into the Local Bubble (Ea 2019), the crew look back at the now even tinier 1,392,684 km diameter G-type main- sequence star (G2V), the Yellow Dwarf they used to call home, and wonder if NASA New Horizons was successful in the PT1 system; if JAXA Hayabusa 2 docked safely at Apollo Asteroid (162173) 1999 JU3; if NASA Osiris-REx Apollo docked safely at Asteroid 101955 Bennu (provisional designation 1999 RQ; and if the achievements of Sir Ernest Rutherford were being celebrated in NeZe, where the Institute of Incoherent Geography ruled supreme. When not staring backwards towards the Ea sun, the crew continue to read the sixteen set Millennium Interregnum carried as cargo on board the ‘Utu Nivanga’. In the image, we see Certificates of Incorporation for New Zealand Companies 840535 (NZBN: 9429038170966) and 1600950 (NZBN: 9429034949474) |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO13: On board the great Polynesian canoe ‘Utu Nivanga’ now eight years out from Mars in the Local Bubble (Ea 2022), Annie Cameron (Brünnehilde) looks up from reading the Executive Road Map to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance (Biegelman & Bartow 2012) Chapter 7 ‘Internal Fraud’. “On the very day NASA Cassini launched for the Saturn system on 15 October 1997,’ she said to Tane Tainui, the helmsman of the ‘Utu Nivanga’. ‘How could we even have suspected that the Dark Lords planned to attack our home, land, lives, plans, possessions, property, safety, sanity, and security with Incoherent Geography. It was as if I had become Nicole Kidman in ‘The Others’ (2001) & ‘The Invasion’ (2007). In the image, we see the 16 March 2005 T 6351334.4 Transfer of NA272/125 by the Sheriff At The High Court Of New Zealand At Auckland To Tryphena Properties Limited |2014-11-06|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GS14: RTB GS13: Now twelve years out from Mars in the Local Bubble (Ea 2026), Tane Tainui replied gently to Annie Brünnehilde Cameron, ‘Like Luke Skywalker, you took on the death star and we are reconnected to the sky now. Aristotle Mechanics, Empyrean Heaven, Incoherent Geography, Plato’s Cave, and the power of the Occult in the Modern Legislative State are imploding. Heroes die but their memory lives on. A thousand ships may have launched by Helen of Troy but you have named more than 1000 craters on Mars. The Brünnehilde of the Millennium Interregnum, heroine of the Blackwell Farm Comic Series, main character of The Magic Flute, and the ballerina star of the silhouette opera “Message from a Black Hole”, you are a supernova, Annie Cameron. In the image, we see the 9 December 2005 LINZ T 6688623.1 Transfer - Identifier NA56A/230 – by legalsau, Uplifting Box Number 161, & Mike Timothy Ireland for DOLAN – 12530-19 |2014-11-06|
|Space Tourist ||Madison Halldorson | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-05|
|Mission Specialist ||CoCo Podawiltz | As we extend our reach for the Stars,
Let us leap from the Moon onward to Mars.
|Mission Specialist ||Fernando A. Lopez Castillo | Let's raise our voice & be heard for now and then we salute you and wish you to live long & prosper |2014-11-05|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Marica Paszana | Hello Mars ---- I wish I was younger so I can visit you. Maybe my granddaughter Rhyleah Paszana |2014-11-05|
|Mission Specialist ||Mat Kaplan | Ad Astra! More than a rallying cry. It's the destiny of a species that is meant for the stars. |2014-11-05|
|Space Tourist ||Brandon Pryor SENDING DURFEE PRIDE TO MARS! | Brandon Pryor SENDING DURFEE PRIDE TO MARS! |2014-11-05|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||School of Journalism, Michigan State Univ. | Hello to inhabitants of Mars! We are Michigan State University's School of Journalism and are storytellers from Earth. Storytelling is an old tradition on Earth, and Mars has been a part of many of our stories over the centuries. We use stories to teach and pass along knowledge to our children, chronicle important events and issues in our planet's history, and create fun and adventures for others. We believe that everyone has stories to tell. We know that you have your own stories. We would love to hear them and pass them along so that others might learn more about you. So please contact us. We are listening; let us tell your stories here on Earth. firstname.lastname@example.org |2014-11-05|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Melanie Hamilton | I love my family more than anything discovered or undiscovered in this entire universe! We have a deep and unconditional bond that will keep us connected in mind and spirit for our entire lifetimes. Mom, you are our Rock, the glue that brings us all together and keeps us coming back! I love your selflessness and fierce dedication to providing us with everything we have ever needed. Janna, you are truly our inspiration. I idolize the love, care and devotion you give to us and to others, always. Andrew, you are constant. Our best friend and our perfect man. I admire your passion for life, love, knowledge and wisdom. Anthony McRae, Kelsey Hamilton and Steve Rous, you are, undoubtedly, our families perfect match. You bring an indescribable happiness to our lives and we thank you for the safety and security of your presence and your love. My wish to be mingled among the stars: prosperity in all our en-devours, peace in our hearts, and passion in our lives. I love you all, to Mars and back! |2014-11-05|
|Mission Specialist ||Glenn, Lloyd, Katrin and Chris | Hello Curiosity and Opportunity, we hope you have many years of exploration and that we could meet. |2014-11-05|
|Space Tourist ||The Twins! Heather & Vanessa VanHaverbeke | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-05|
|Space Tourist ||Grace Poirier Tadema | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-05|
|Mission Specialist ||Rob Worobetz | Hey Mars! I can see the rings around Uranus! Congratulations on a out of this world 50 years! |2014-11-05|
|Space Tourist ||Paula (Must Try Harder) McGuire | Paula (Must Try Harder) McGuire |2014-11-05|
|Mission Specialist ||Dr. Frank Helderman | I hope you will accept my sincere apology for the excessive noise today. |2014-11-05|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Rachel E. Tillman | For the men and women of Viking who made the dreams of humankind from centuries before them, and for time immemorial, come true. You taught us to dream big, take risks, think carefully and creatively. To work hard, as individuals and as a team, dedicated and collaborating to reach a common goal. To persevere and plan and embrace the unexpected. To challenge ourselves and each other to exceed expectation. You taught us that we are each integral to the mission. That our challenges often reveal our greatest strengths. And that there is nothing that can not be done, only things that have not been done yet.
Us children and grandchildren of Viking, cousins and siblings of your inspiration, thank you. Your memories and legacies will continue as we share your stories, and start new ones inspired by you. |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO5: Georges continued, “In the ESA Voyage à travers l'impossible to Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko, the best name to select would have been ‘Méliès’ which displays character, vision. By contrast, that A word which demonstrates European malaise.” In his classic stop substitution trademark trick, Méliès cuts to the Philae Lander, still piggy backing on board Rosetta, taking a Selfie of itself against the backdrop of Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko. ‘Are Egyptian temples going to be found on Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko?’ Georges rhetorically snorted. Méliès splits the screen back to the UWINGU Hangar showing forklift numbered PT1 loading Page 1228 (2.4), a huge basalt slab, from ABCD Legal Studies, the fifth great living, enduring Bundle of Documents in the NeZe Court of Record. In the image, we see the title page of ABCD Legal Studies deposited as the C Exhibit in the 7 July 2008 PM CRI 2008-404-000078 proceedings before Judge Stevens in Courtroom 14 |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO6: Georges Méliès - continuing the strange, surreal journey of ‘J SPOT’ (2014) - makes two more cinemagician jumps, first from the Philae Lander to the First Marathon on Mars, Tryphena 21, where riders and runners are racing from the Bill of Rights crater to the J SPOT in the Magna Carta crater and then, second, to the ANT (All-purpose NavigaTor) sometimes known as a GOG, which is arriving at New Norcia in time for the 12 November 2014 end of the J SPOT race. Back in the UWINGU Hangar, forklift numbered PT1 driven by a buff Alan Stern is loading Page 398, a huge basalt slab, from His Honour’s Notes and Transcript in CIV2000 404/1706/SDOO, the sixth great living, enduring Bundle of Documents from the NeZe Court of Record, into the sixth shining silver Zeppelin-shaped shell of the Tryphena Train. In the image, we see the J SPOT at Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko as placed in THE TRYPHENA HILLS 178_VC47 Teso 16 (EMS EF 701690178 JP) |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO7: The First Marathon on Mars is now history. Between 13 and 25 November 2014, Georges Méliès cuts back nightly to the gates of Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France, which Charlotte Faes (Jeanne d’Alcy) had stealthily left unlocked so that Jeem (Jim Morrison) might join her on Mars. The first Père Lachaise escapee turns out to be Honore Balzac, who emerges under the red light of Mars into the midnight streets of Paris, where he is picked up by a pumpkin-coloured taxi driven by Woody Allen. Meanwhile, up on Mars, the ANT crosses over into the Waikato Waipa Republic; the great airship Maba departs Arsia Mons, & the Targo 8, that great truck of Northern Mars, leaves the Cameron Splash group bound for the University of Colorado at Mars while, in the Asteroid Belt ESA Rosetta continues to orbit Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko. In the image, we see the REGISTRY LETTERS as forwarded in MI Hub Databank 08, The Vogel Centre Letters (VC), 10 Pigou 01 |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO8: In the ‘J SPOT’ makeover of ‘Voyage à travers l'impossible’ (RIDE THE BEAM project) by Georges Méliès for the 2014 National Novel Writing Month) (NaNoWriMo) Nested Narrative, the 28 November 2014 launch day for the UWINGU Great Shout-Out has arrived. Everyone on board the Tryphena Train and everyone on Mars have their fingers crossed that the UWINGU Great Shout-Out doesn’t experience catastrophic failure like the Antares rocket operated by Orbital Science 28 October 2014 or the Virgin Galactic space plane crash 31 October 2014. On Mars, antenna are being fine tuned, communities are coming together, life is stopping, and sports bars are switching over to Ea Global Reality TV. Many on Mars fear that the UWINGU Great Shout-Out will be a Death Ray despite the calm reassurances of Thucydides of Tryphena (TOT). In the image, we see the ten-year Table of Contents for the MI Hub Databank 03, Chijule 35 (EF 718045179 JP) |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO1: The 28 November 2014 UWINGU Great Shout-out of Earth to Mars is being readied for departure. Inside the UWINGU Hangar - remarkably reminiscent of Montparnasse Station, Paris, France - the Tryphena Train is being loaded by UWINGU workers for the RIDE THE BEAM project (Voyage à travers l'impossible). Georges Méliès (1861 1938) - jig dialed from the Père Lachaise Cemetery by Annie Cameron to direct the 2014 NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Nested Narrative ‘J SPOT’ - films Alan Stern driving forklift numbered PT1, Alisha McFarland stacking pallets, & Ellen Butler racking down the cargo in the first capsule of the sixteen shimmering silver Zeppelin-shaped carriages. In the image, we see from the silhouette opera ‘Message from a Black Hole’ the great Polynesian canoe “Utu Nivanga with its cargo & crew departing Tryphena Harbour” being loaded aboard the first shell to ride the beam of light bound for Mars and the stars |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO2: “J SPOT, a Georges Méliès film, produced in association with HOHA Q of MUIN and the Star Film Company” runs in blue LEDs liquid cobalt blue lightning across Ea Global Reality TV screens. In voiceover we hear, ‘J SPOT’, a tale of light & darkness starring Georges Méliès and Charlotte Faes (Jeanne d’Alcy). The credits roll. Supporting roles are played by Ant Jock Tara Gibson, Basalt Bob, Davenport, Electris Deposits, Eridania Quad, ESA Philae lander Team, Izard, the Laniakea dog, Laniakea Eve, MIUN Master Engineer Neil Somerville, MIUN Master Toolmaker Fritz Jagermeister, Jennyfer Somerville from the Mulberry Grove Primary School, the Marathon Runners, the Pouakai Raptor Tractor, Shoju Jock JayBee, Shoju Jock Ensign ZAK, TOT (Thucydides of Tryphena), and Tryphena Tang. In the image, we see the ‘J SPOT’ screenplay writer Ian Harnett |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GS3: In a special interview for Ea Global Reality TV, Georges Méliès said the ESA choice of name for the ‘J SPOT’ on Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko demonstrated backward thinking, European old world fixation from the late nineteenth century, lack of imagination, & lack of innovation. If Europe was not going to defend European achievement in the Age of Discovery, he would. Not only was he, Georges Méliès, going to stick to the J SPOT name in the Méliès J SPOT NaNoWriMo Nested Narrative but also he would introduce a Captain James Cook & Endeavour thread. Dias, Columbus, da Gama, Magellan, Houtman, Janszoon, and Tasman were much better choices than the A word. If ESA wanted an A word, why not ‘Adventure’ or ‘Astrolabe’. In the image, we see The Nicholson File (Harnett 2008), Exhibit A in the 7 July 2008 CIV2001 404-0031913 & CIV 2006-404-004262 hearings before Judge HARRISON in Courtroom 13 |2014-11-05|
|Mission Commander ||Tryphena Star || | RTB GSO4: Georges Méliès continued, ‘In my opinion, Ruwen Ogien, Director of Research at CNES, was correct in L’Etat nous rend-il meilleur (2013). A hegemony of conservative thought has arisen in the public life of prosperous, democratic societies.’ In a Sigourney Weaver riff, Georges Méliès shows us, through a series of dissolves, multiple exposures, and time-lapses, Ellen Butler wearing a Storm Trooper exo-suit racking down ‘Mars Legal Studies’ (Harnett 2008) inside the fourth shimmering, silver, sleek slim, smooth Zeppelin-shaped shell. In the image, we see the fourth great living, enduring Bundle of Documents from the NeZe Court of Record deposited by NF 531 (EMS EI 461784501 JP), with the Auckland High Court Registrar Tony Mortimer for the S129B of the Property Law Act (1988) CIV2001 404-0031913 & CIV 2006-404-004262 hearings, 7 July 2008, before Judge HARRISON in Courtroom 13 |2014-11-05|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Ken Walker Samantha Diogo | March 08, 2015 Kenneth Walker and Samantha Diogo
Will tie the knott in Las Vegas prior to attending
NASCAR Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. |2014-11-04|
|Mission Specialist ||Leighton Michael Edwards ||2014-11-04|
|Mission Specialist ||Astronomowie z Kalisza | Hello Martians! How are you? Looking forward to seeing you soon... Greetings from Kalisz, Poland! |2014-11-04|
|Mission Commander ||Andres Eloy Martinez Rojas || | Justicia en la Tierra para Ayotzinapa,Mexico, vivos se los llevaron , vivos deben entregarlos. |2014-11-04|
|Space Tourist ||Anna Leahy | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-04|
|Mission Specialist ||Billy | Greetings to the Red Planet from Olsson Family |2014-11-04|
|Mission Commander ||RondaRickBenRobinMargretEnosCindyMary || | Peace on Earth, Peace on Mars, one step closer to the Stars! |2014-11-04|
|Mission Specialist ||Melissa Faith Berman of Melissa Faith Designs | Hello Mars! For all of your design needs please contact me! email@example.com |2014-11-03|
|Mission Specialist ||Spirit the Wonder Dog | Spirit the Wonder Dog is a rescue dog who helps save lives on Earth, find him in, The Book of Ah Ha. |2014-11-03|
|Mission Specialist ||Grant A. Anderson | Get ready Mars, we're coming to visit you soon!--The team at Paragon Space Development Corporation. |2014-11-03|
|Mission Commander ||Mike Helton - Senior Risk Manager || | Now listen up all you Martians! We’re from planet Earth and we are on our way to come and conquer your Planet. We’ve been sniffing and snooping around for 50 years and have decided that it’s time to come in and take over. You have done nothing with your planet – a rich point in our Solar System that should be used for advanced development. We will terraform your planet. We will first come with small numbers of people and create very temporary habitats. We will bring small machines to make parts for bigger machines. We will use you soil to make materials, food, energy, and Earth air & water. We will make heavy dirt moving machines to build more permanent habitats, canals to move water and an infrastructure system. More people will come in to pioneer your planet and make settlements. We are planning to take your moon Deimos and put it into orbit around our Moon so we can pick at it. And don’t even think about a Trojan Horse. So be forewarned – we’re comin! |2014-11-03|
|Mission Specialist ||Shubhra Sinha (me,mom,dad,nanu,maa,tiddy) | Dear Mars,Hope someday we Would be able to Visit you and explore your beauty and mysteries.Luv INDIA |2014-11-03|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||PIYALI SEN DASGUPTA | We , humans from Planet Earth would like to plant a seed on your soil,Planet Mars! |2014-11-03|
|Mission Commander ||Mars One || |
This special group message sends the names of all Mars One community members to Mars as part of the Beam Me To Mars transmission.
|Space Tourist ||Jørn Edal Hansen | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-03|
|Space Tourist ||MisionTripuladaMarteColombiaS21F-Horizon-2050 | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-03|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Thomas Shevchuk | Space, the final frontier.
This is Tom Shevchuk, Senior Mission Specialist of the Space Ship Boozie Woozie.
Its infinite mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new civilizations with new music, to boldly go where no Boogie Woogie, Rock n Roll and Party Band has gone before.
I salute my Mission Commander Andy Stones. We will both party on until one of us drops dead.
|Space Tourist ||Elisa Marie Lavorato | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-03|
|Space Tourist ||IF YOU CATCH THIS MESSAGE, WE NEED TO COEXIST | IF YOU CATCH THIS MESSAGE, WE NEED TO COEXIST |2014-11-03|
|Space Tourist ||MIGUEL ALEJANDRO VARGAS WELCH | MIGUEL ALEJANDRO VARGAS WELCH |2014-11-03|
|Space Tourist ||Vicente Manuel López Pena | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-03|
|Mission Specialist ||Zekom | ZekomZ - Zekom Tribute Magazine - G+
For the next giant leap of mankind, grow Cannabis on Mars. :) |2014-11-02|
|Space Tourist ||Gregory Charles Brown | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-02|
|Space Tourist ||Susan Mary Grace Gauci | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-11-02|
|Mission Specialist ||Stefan Chebotarev | To Natalia Pisareva.
Te amo, semper amabam et semper amabo !!! I love and miss you infinitely !!!!! |2014-11-01|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Astronomers Without Borders | We all live together on this planet, sharing the night sky and our passion for exploring space. Interplanetary space is just one more border that we need to cross. Let's do it together! Astronomers Without Borders is honored to be a part of this effort to unite the people of Earth in this grand endeavor.
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Mike Simmons | I'm going to Mars! At least my words will reach the Red Planet that I've gazed at through telescopes and by eye for so long. It was so mysterious when I was younger. It presents more scientific mysteries now but it's become a familiar place thanks to the legion of spacecraft and rovers that have been sent there. What a great era in planetary exploration! |2014-10-31|
|Mission Specialist ||Tim McCaffrey | Good Luck to everyone involved in making this mission a reality! Mars, I hope to visit you one day! |2014-10-30|
|Mission Specialist ||Iza Ulbin | Good Luck to everyone involved in making this mission a reality! Mars, I hope to visit you one day! |2014-10-30|
|Mission Specialist ||Fullers: Anne, Ted | To wish our sister Happy Birthday as we boldly go into the future, still hoping for peace and quiet! |2014-10-30|
|Mission Specialist ||Richard E Bartlett | If you return on this 76th anniversary of your visit to Grovers Mill, NJ, all will be forgiven. |2014-10-29|
|Space Tourist ||Linda J. (Meany) Steimle | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-29|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||John Esche; Lecturer, NJIT | Greetings from Earth! I recall sitting by my father 45 yrs ago as he took a photo of the first man setting foot on our moon (on our TV screen) and ASSUMING that by the THIS time in my life I would be where you are now doing what I'm doing now in my time (or at least directing a production of a good G.B. Shaw play "up" there!). Then our governments started dragging their feet and ignoring all the essential ways in which our space program added to life here on old earth for - not even pennies, but MILLS on the dollar - and I slowly began to realize that I wouldn't be among those standing by you reading these messages. I hope, however, that one or more of my students, or nieces or nephews WILL be there, and that you will know how very pleased we are for you and the world which finally got its act together and reached again for the stars. My partner of 32 yrs and spouse of 3, Jim Dwyer, and I send heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to our posterity. Carry on! |2014-10-28|
|Mission Specialist ||Sifer Aseph | I want to live forever! Do we finally have the technology? |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||William A Torrey & Leigh K Grace | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||Leslee (Leigh) K Grace | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-28|
|Mission Specialist ||SANFORD EDWARD POMERANTZ, MD | A few select people from Earth will made the perilous journey to Mars within the next twenty years
|Mission Specialist ||Matthew Mooney | Party Hard with a Bamboo Celebration! |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||EDWIN B. JOHNSON 10/24/14 RIVERSIDE, RI LOV U | EDWIN B. JOHNSON 10/24/14 RIVERSIDE, RI LOV U |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||Moova Spennare ||2014-10-28|
|Mission Specialist ||AnneColinJamesSethElizaBodieMcNay | Sending our congratulations in honor of our all of our ancestors and our descendants to come. |2014-10-28|
|Mission Commander ||Breen Malmberg || | "I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
- "The Road Not Taken" (Excerpt), Robert Frost
My Friends, you are taking a road never traveled by and, for so many, that is making all the difference. Know that you are not alone. You carry with you the hopes and dreams of thousands, if not millions. Our hearts and our minds are with you, as well as our prayers. |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||Omar Jamal Baswaid | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||SAIYED M., PAMELA F. & SAFIYA F. HUSAIN | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-28|
|Mission Specialist ||Marvin Parsons Jr, and son Matthew | We foolishly believed we could touch the stars.
And with no-one convincing us otherwise, we did. |2014-10-28|
|Space Tourist ||Mina Youssef ||2014-10-28|
|Mission Specialist ||emad algarni | I will be the first king on the mars soon |2014-10-27|
|Mission Specialist ||Marco Giannini | Spirt e Opportunity, siete ancora li? Come va la vita su Marte? Un saluto da Marco e Antonio Pio |2014-10-27|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Professor Alexander V. Fedotovskikh | Dear Tsiolkovsky! Dear curators of the solar system!
We are ready to explore the space, asteroids, and other planets. But we need help. We look forward to new ways of development of science and technology. We need to learn to navigate through the universe as energy (soul), and not in the physical biological bodies. I ask to show us such a new way. Just as we stand on the path of transformation in "radiant people" you described in the books. Thank you! |2014-10-27|
|Mission Specialist ||Gavin S Doyle | Hello Mars. I wish I could be there right now, but I can't. So I send you my name instead. |2014-10-27|
|Space Tourist ||Nolan W. Hanna | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-27|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Patti, John, Zack, Rachel, & Brett Hester | You inspire us to dream of a second chance to do things right- to create a place where everyone is equal, where everyone is valued, where everyone is welcomed, You give us the chance to forget our differences and focus on our humanity. I imagine on Mars we would all just be humans. That in itself makes reaching you worthwhile.
The goal of reaching you will encourage the best in us. We will need innovation, determination, and commitment. We will need our young people to bring their imagination and sense of adventure. We will need to value our teachers and refocus on our educational system to prepare our youth for this challenge. We will need to hold our leaders accountable to something bigger than themselves and now.
By committing to this endeavor, we may rediscover our sense of national pride; however, instead of starting another space race, we should work with other nations to reach a common goal. Hopefully when we reach you, it will be because we want - not need- to be there. |2014-10-27|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Debbie Milder | Kindness, compassion, commitment; curiosity, humor, wonder; fear, hatred, shame; sadness, strength, courage and, above all, love--all are words that describe and define humanity.
So…who are YOU? |2014-10-27|
|Mission Commander ||Tim Rickard and Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! || | To those pesky Martians, "Rockit On!" |2014-10-27|
|Mission Commander ||Carter Emmart, PhD, Director of Astrovisualization, Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History || | What I would like to know is, how different it feels in reality being there, than expectations that were conjured from the culture of Mars, the desire of generations, the myths built up, the stories you read, the artwork, images and virtual reconstructions you undoubtedly poured over, dreamed of and trained with.
What does Mars smell like? Given the length of your journey, how do you long for Earth? How did you feel when Earth shrank to the bright blue star with its cool gray companion? How special do your catch yourself feeling about your home world, and how alien do you feel now, on your new one? Since you are now masters of likely three worlds, including Earth's Moon, how much more inviting does a sky make you feel on Mars than Earth’s Moon even though you still require almost equal life support? How does asynchronous communication make you feel your isolation? And how does your separation make you feel about humanity's problems with itself?
These are questions which I consider may well haunt humanity wherever it goes, beyond its cradle… |2014-10-27|
|Mission Specialist ||Wright Marlin Castro | My Mom says I will visit you one day! |2014-10-27|
|Space Tourist ||Jeremy Taylor | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-26|
|Space Tourist ||László Szatmáry ||2014-10-24|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L6 | Anthony Turcios, Daisy Turcios, Jenifer Turcios, Marcos Turcios, Monica Turcios, Aaliyah Wayne, Christopher R Wayne, Gabriella Wayne, Micah Williams, |2014-10-24|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Gitte Herden | Dear Mars, I can't come in my life to you, but I can send my name from the Bluedot to the red planet in our solar system.
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - North Oak Cliff - L3 | Caiden Bussey, Erick Canseco, Freddie Canseco, Sara Carpenter, Alex Chavez, Joshua Chavez, Elliana Cole, Toby Cole, Rendon Conteras, Manning Contreras, Jaxson Davis, Kade Davis, Kamo Davis , Malcolm Dorsett, Julian Dorsey, Max Esquival, Bernardo Estrada, Bella Fantauzzi, Jack Flocke, Kate Flocke, Cooper Ford, Elliott Ford, Bailee Francis, Diego Guillen, Erick Guillen, Michael Horick, Levi Hounsel, Noah Lechuga,
Brasen Marlin, Joshua Mascorro, Paul Mascorro, Yael Mascorro, Joshua Moore, Brody Pena, Sierra Pena,
Jesus Ramon Kat Solis, Nick Solis, Micah Spooner, Jackson Stahl, April Suarez, Carla Suarez, Esefany Suarez, Collin Temple, Guillermo Temple, Jett Thompson, Slade Thompson, Luca Tristan, Andrea Viddies,
Brenda Viddies, David Viddies, Ethan Wilson, Fallon Woodhall,
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - North Oak Cliff - L2 | Rachel Barron, Victoria Becerra, Richard Keith Beinhardt, Jr., Dylan Bozarth, Payton Bozarth, Zoey Bozarth, Abigail Bussey, Caiden Bussey, Daniela Castillo, Fernando Castillo, Leon Cristian, Shannon Ellis,
Girgoil Autumn Floyd, Oscar Garcia, Moon Maya Hallberg, Jacob M.Hernandez, Valerie Xitlaly Hernandez,
Glasgum Oliver Land Hughes, Alana Hurst, Colin Hurst, Avery Johnson, Elise Johnson, Evan Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Larry O'Shea Johnson III, Licklike Kai Makridakis, Alison Medvic, Aplanet Aria Meyers, Stark Casey Marilyn Mills, Kamelia Mitchell, Alejandro Paniagua, Carlos Paniagua, Carmen Ramirez, Sunolse Owen Rosales, Maria Sanchez, Marcia Sandoval, Secile Torres, Angel Trujillo, Ignacio Trujilo,
Alexa Vasquez, Dany Vasquez, Jeremy Vasquez, Kevin Vasquez, Ray Vasquez, Ariel Ventura, Victoria Ventura, Adrian Villanueva, Carol Wayne, Kelly Whitfield, Arturo Zavala, |2014-10-23|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - North Oak Cliff - L1 | Alien Jax McSpadden, Jeannette Avila, Jennifer Avila, Isaac B., Izaiah B., Sophia B., Brewer Bozarth, Armando Camarillo, Liliana Cantu, Kenia Castro, Jennifer Conrad, Logan Conrad, Teeger Caiden Coyle,
Johnny Crawford, Daniel Del Valle, Alvaro Esquival, Neemah Elayna Frosch, Ashley Garcia, Natalie Gavidia, Dalmond Erin Gilkerson, Endermin Jack Goldsmith, Ayden Gonzales, Herberto Gonzalez,
Enrique Gurrusquieta, Benjamin Hernandez, Samuel Hernandez, Lucas Isenberg, Jazmine Kraft, Dayana Lopez, Jacquelin Martinez, Neftali Melendez, Michael Kraft, Franklin Moreno, Hector Moreno, Victor Olmos,
Laura Paniagua, Juan Perez, Dean Peritz, Donald Peritz, Julio Quillo, Brenda Quintanilla, Brianna Rodriguez,Juaquina Rodriguez, Dani Segura, Charlie Smade, Abby Smades, Zaro Zaro Stone, Richard Veevu Vance, Alex Zamudio,
|Space Tourist ||a martine que j'aime et qui me rend heureux | a martine que j'aime et qui me rend heureux |2014-10-23|
|Space Tourist ||Douglas Rawlinson | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-23|
|Space Tourist ||Tom Petrosino | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-23|
|Mission Specialist ||Paul & Nancy Hutton | Mars - We hope to share with you our future family members. Please welcome them with open arms. |2014-10-23|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||For Glen Campbell (from Amy Young) | "I'll fly a starship across the universe divide, and when I reach the other side, I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can..." - For music legend Glen Campbell. He will always remain in the hearts and minds of those who love him. Bravo for your music, bravo for your fight with Alzheimer's. Keep playing your guitar, Glen! Always!
|Space Tourist ||CRAIG A LOWRY (ATOMICRUSH) | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-20|
|Mission Specialist ||Meera Hiran | Lots of love to my super star Apun and our lovely baby, Aniket! Happy birthday, Apun! Yours ~ Meera |2014-10-18|
|Mission Commander ||Mary Miranda, Season 4 of The Voice - Team Shakira || | Mars, one day I hope to visit your planet. The red dirt is a bit too country for me, maybe Blake Shelton would like it, but that's okay, your mystery holds enough romance for me to visit. Elon Musk, our current day Tony Stark says that we will have a million people on your planet in the next century. I hope that I am one of those people! Buzz Aldrin has been saying "Get Your AS**to Mars" for years, even before he was training for his Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
Astronomy is one of my passions. We need to learn more about the universe we live in. Uwingu, Thank you for putting together this campaign to provide grants for space research, education, and exploration so that OUR generation can get to Mars and beyond! This is a special message to NASA, Congress, and the United Nations -- as AMERICANs, we want to lead humankind's adventures off our planet and take our technologies to deep space and other planets! |2014-10-15|
|Mission Specialist ||Billy Heinz Dorsch - PY2LCD | God bless, Amateur radio (HAM) and amateur astronomers who work for the progress of science.. Peace! |2014-10-08|
|Space Tourist ||Roger Grace | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-10-08|
|Mission Commander ||Michael K. Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation | The ancients wondered at your wandering,
Erratic, ruddy, distant, god of strife.
Yet now we reach you, touch you, pondering
The frail sustainability of life.
We want to learn what dried your plains.
What thinned your air and froze your shattered crust,
What stopped so short those hopeful, early rains,
And left your winds to rustle naught but dust.
We want as well to learn to do no harm,
To give, perhaps, the chance at second birth,
Without imposing error on your charm,
Then learn from you new lessons for our Earth.
On waves alone we send these thoughts today.
Ere long, our messengers will come to you to stay. |2014-10-07|
|Mission Specialist ||John Darley | There is a lot of nice people here and I am one of them. |2014-10-06|
|Mission Specialist ||Dyann Burian | There is some good in this world Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for- Samwise Gamgee/Sean Astin |2014-10-05|
|Mission Specialist ||Henry Green | I love you Mars Rover and I miss you very much. Maybe one day I will come visit you on Mars. |2014-10-04|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Her Majesty Aisa, The Doggy Queen | Her Majesty Aisa ruled the land for a glorious 18 years, these were the happiest times. Though she may be gone her influence will remain till the ends of time. Many knew her and many did not, which is very unfortunate for the latter. She was loved and did love, and though she will be missed she shall never be forgotten. |2014-10-03|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L5 | Camilla,
Valeria Guadalupe Aguilar,
Johnathan Edwin Carol,
Reena Evelyn Gonzales,
Tyler Ryan Kelly,
Calvin Ronald Kelly,
Christopher Rondell Kelly,
Ava Lee Reil,
Camryn Dean Reil,
Cayden Bruce Reil,
Ariana Lisette Robles,
Calvin A Rollin II,
Alfreda E Rollins,
Angelica E Rollins,
Christopher R Rollins,
Dylan Sanchez, |2014-10-03|
|Mission Specialist ||Hens Zimmerman | Fiore and Gloria, I love you until the end of the Universe. You make it all worthwhile! XXXXXXXXXXXX |2014-10-02|
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L4 | Isabella Alvarado,
Juan Angel Ascencio,
Raul H Gonzalez,
Jesus T Mata,
Agustin Jaime Paniagua,
Juliana H Santos,
Exsaveir D Shaw,
Tremaine D Shaw,
Dulce G Villa-Varela,
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L3 | Matilda Alverado,
|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,
|Senior Mission Specialist ||Dallas Public Library - Kleberg-Rylie L1 | Julisa Andrade,
Angel D Delafuente,
|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
|Space Tourist ||Keith Lankford and John Davenport | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-09-23|
|Mission Commander ||Astronomy Magazine || |
This special group message sends the names of all Astronomy Magazine subscribers to Mars as part of the Beam Me To Mars transmission.
|Space Tourist ||Drew Sterling | I celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration! |2014-09-20|
|Mission Specialist ||Brian W Edwards ||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 || | 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
|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 ||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.
|Mission Specialist ||Olga Larikova | S dnem rozhdeniya! Bud' schastliva! |2014-08-29|
|Mission Commander ||Dave Eicher, Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy magazine || | 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 || | 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!
|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 || | 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.
|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!
|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 || | 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 ||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 || | 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 ||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 || | 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 || | 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.
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|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 || | '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) & husband Brad Takei || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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
|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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | Welcome to Mars, and well done. Now build something. |2014-08-19|
|Mission Commander ||Dr. Steve Squyres, planetary scientist and NASA Mars rover PI || | 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, || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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 || | 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|