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Holiday Gift Ideas

Last week, our blogger friend, and space and astronomy expert Carolyn Collins Petersen wrote a great list “Gift Ideas for Astronomy Lovers.” In it she mentioned the opportunity to name a crater on the Uwingu Mars map—thanks Carolyn! We are gearing up for the holidays with special crater naming certificates! And on that topic, we […]

Red And Rover Howl at Mars

Our third comic strip is headed to Mars; Red and Rover by Brian Basset. Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of one day going into space with his dog and best friend, Rover, a chaser of squirrels, canine garbage disposal, protector and guardian angel dog. Red and Rover are the original […]

Uwingu Travel Grant Recipient Spotlight

In April we launched our first call for grant applications. This opportunity was to help award grant funds for planetary science graduate students to use for travel expenses to present their research. In June we reviewed all of the applicants and were thrilled to award 11 students with travel grants. As an update, we want […]

Cartoons to Mars

We are eager to share the first of a series of cartoons headed to Mars as part of our Beam Me to Mars project. Syndicated Cartoonist, Creator of Pearls Before Swine Comic Strip, Author of Timmy Failure book series Stephan Pastis is first in the queue. Check out his strip, then send your OWN message […]

Celebrities Join Uwingu’s “Beam Me to Mars” Project

Stars, astronauts, and space personalities radioing their personal messages and pictures to Mars! Over a dozen actors, actresses, astronauts, authors, and space personalities joined Uwingu’s “Beam Me to Mars” project, sending their own messages and pictures to Mars. Celebrities who have already posted messages to be sent to Mars via the “Beam Me to Mars” […]