Mars Insight Mission - Launch 5th May 2018 - Landing Nov 2018
Second Microchip Gets Ready for Launch
Second dime-size microchip carrying 1.6 million names gets processed for installation onto the InSight lander.
Technicians at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado installed a microchip with 1.6 million names submitted by the public to ride along with NASA’s InSight mission to Mars. The chip was installed on Jan. 23, 2018. This joins another microchip that was previously installed that included 800,000 names for a grand total of 2.4 million names going to Mars as early as May 5, 2018.