1.3 Lakh Indians Selected For A Ride To Red Planet In 2018

1.3 Lakh Indians Selected For A Ride To Red Planet In 2018

by Abhranil Das

Have you heard that no less than 1.3 lakh Indians have successfully booked their ticket to Mars through NASA's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission which is expected to launch on May 5, 2018 A spokesperson from Nasa revealed that all those who have successfully enrolled their names for the upcoming mission has already received a link to their respective tickets for the once in a lifetime journey.

As per coming reports, the visitor's names are being delicately composed on a silicon wafer microchip with the help of a precision electron laser to project letters with lines on one-thousandth the distance across of a human hair. And then this chip will be placed on the spacecraft lander.

Various Indians has actively responded to Nasa's golden call for the interested person for the mission to the red planet. The aggregate number of names got by NASA from everywhere throughout the world is over 2,429,807. On Wednesday, NASA revealed that India ranks at 3rd position in the worldwide rundown with respect to the quantity of names submitted for the Mars mission. The USA stands first with 6,76,773 names while China has brought the second place with 2,62,752 names.

All things considered, the scientists at NASA are really impressed that India turned out to the third most interested nation for the NASA mission after USA and China. They said that India has real potential to grab the no.1 spot for space-related achievements. Mangalyaan has also placed 96 of US satellites in the orbit in the least possible budget in the industry without any compromise.

In an interview with The Times of India, Andrew Good of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said that the due date for the name submissions are over and they won’t be accepting any further names of interested candidates anymore.

The landing probe will take off from earth on May 5th on 720 days journey towards Mars. It will be programmed to land near the Mars equator on November 26, 2018.

Then it will drill into the Martian soil and stars collecting data and conduct various experiments to gather data on the barren planet. NASA also added that on this mission the drone will not only help understand martian soil structure but also helps in giving further insights into the formation of rocky planets in the entire solar system.

 

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