1.6 Million Names to the Moon
July 2, 2009
Last summer, over one million people submitted their names to be included on a microchip to be blasted off to the moon via NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. In preparation for LRO's launch on June 16th, engineers are shown here with the microchip encased in a radiation hardened container and attached to the back of the propulsion module access panel.
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