Happy Valentines Day! Uwingu a Unique Valentine Gift

This Valentine’s Day I sent my cousin a special valentine to honor her grandson.  So far I have done this for three kids, whom I know.  What did I do?  For a nominal fee, I named a Mars crater for them!

It’s real.  Here’s the information on the site and links. to all the information. A group of scientists have started this effort to raise money for science education.  These names on Mars are really used by NASA.


From Uwingu:

Valentine’s Day is Saturday!

“Running out of ideas for a thoughtful gift for your sweetheart? Or, need a little extra something?

Pick a crater name on our Mars map to melt their heart!

For example, name a crater for:

• Where you first met your sweetie

• The location of your first date

• A special Valentine’s day memory

• Your engagement proposal location, restaurant, or date

• After a the dream vacation you’ve been planning

• His or her name!

Our Mars map is the official map that will be used by the Mars One mission and will land on the red planet with their first unmanned mission, to be launched in 2018. Mars One also hopes to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars with crews of four departing every two years, starting in 2024.

Have fun naming a crater for that special loved one Valentine’s Day 2015, and make a difference by funding grants for space education, research, and exploration!”

After I read the information on the site about their goals and the scientists who are running the effort, it seemed like a fun way to gift!

You sign up to make a certificate. Then add the name and details that you put in for the certificate. The fees start at $5.00 US and go up from there.  Read the instructions carefully.  You select the style for you certificate from the choices (There’s other special days than Valentines Day to choose from folks.) Select your crater; name it check out and pay for it. Then your certificate is added as a downloadable link.  If you have any questions, there is a contact person, who is very helpful. (Please note: this gift idea is a suggestion.)

I am bringing this idea to Fiesta Friday as food creativity has been put on the back burner (HA!) for a project that’s in the works, which was inspired/instigated by a humor writer, whom I follow through WordPress: Arthur  Brown http://pouringmyartout.com/

Lars Larsson from the National Squirrel Investigation Munificent Society CKatt February 2015

Lars Larsson from the National Squirrel Investigation Munificent Society Copyright CKatt February 2015

Fiesta Friday is hosted by Angie of The Novice Gardener this week along with  Suzanne @apuginthekitchen and Sue @birgerbird as our co-hosts.  Many thanks to all the talented cooks who contribute to Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

Fiesta Friday

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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7 Responses to Happy Valentines Day! Uwingu a Unique Valentine Gift

  1. Loretta says:

    What a great concept, love how you’ve connected the dots between art and food. :). So desperately trying to improve my photographic skills, do you have any good sites that you could recommend?

    • Loretta says:

      Thanks, yes I did see this post on my reader. I’ll try to perfect my day photography first :)…it is pretty informative though.

  2. petra08 says:

    Happy Valentines, what a sweet idea 🙂

  3. Pingback: Fiesta Friday #55 | The Novice Gardener

  4. Sue says:

    Now this is a useful post, thank you so much! Awesome to know I can name a crater for a Valentine’s Day gift! Thank you for sharing with us at the party this week!

  5. Oh boy… what did I do now???

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