More than 1 lakh Indians have booked ticket for Mars
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More than 1 lakh Indians have booked ticket for Mars

More than 1 lakh Indians have booked ticket for Mars

• Red Planet via Nasa's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission slated for launch on May 5, 2018.

• Nasa states that those who submitted their names were provided online 'boarding passes' for the mission.

• The total number of names received by Nasa from all over the world is 2,429,807. Around 1,38,899, people from India are Mars-bound.

They have 'booked' a flight to the Red Planet via Nasa's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission slated for launch on May 5, 2018.

Nasa states that those who submitted their names were provided online 'boarding passes' for the mission. The names are being etched on a silicon wafer microchip using an electron beam to form letters with lines one one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair.

This chip will then be attached to the top hull of the lander.

Number one goes to US with 6,76,773 and they are followed by China with 2,62,752 names. India stands at number three.



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