Hitch a Ride on the Glory Satellite

Do you want to hitch a ride on NASA’s next climate monitoring satellite? Join the Glory mission, which will launch no earlier than Oct. 1, 2010, by surfing over to the Send Your Name Around the Earth Web page. Names will be recorded on a microchip built into the satellite, and you will get a printable certificate from NASA acknowledging your participation. There are already 226,323 names on the chip, but there’s still plenty of room. You may not submit your name more than once.

To add your name to the microchip, visit http://polls.nasa.gov/utilities/sendtospace/jsp/sendName.jsp.

Glory carries two scientific sensors dedicated to understanding the effects of aerosols and the sun’s variability on Earth’s climate. The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor will collect information about tiny liquid and solid particles suspended in the atmosphere that absorb or reflect sunlight. The Total Irradiance Monitor will measure the intensity of incoming sunlight that can vary over time.

To learn more about the Glory mission, visit http://glory.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Become a Friend to the Glory Mission on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1368706679&ref=profile

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