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.
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/
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