Uwingu launched its Mars Crater Naming Project last week at www.uwingu.com (http://www.uwingu.com)
The goal of this project is to create $10M in Uwingu Fund grants for space projects like Mars One, as well as numerous space research and education initiatives.
Uwingu founder and CEO Dr. Alan Stern, a planetary scientist and the former head of NASA’s science programs said, “This partnership catapults Uwingu’s Mars crater naming database and Mars maps into the forefront of Mars exploration. Every person who names craters on Mars will now know that their crater names are to be used in the exploration and eventual settlement of Mars.”
Bas Lansdorp, Mars One Co-Founder and CEO said, “Uwingu gives everyone around the world the opportunity to participate in space exploration. The name you choose will go down in history, travelling on board our 2018 mission lander and will be used by our future astronauts. What an amazing opportunity!”
About Uwingu: Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”)
About Mars One:Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that will establish permanent human life on Mars. Human settlement on Mars is possible today with existing technologies. Mars One’s mission plan integrates components that are well tested and readily available from industry leaders worldwide. The first footprint on Mars and lives of the crew thereon will captivate and inspire generations. It is this public interest that will help finance this human mission to Mars.
For more information, contact Dr. Alan Stern at email@example.com, or at 970-281-SKY1. Follow Uwingu on Twitter at UwinguSky; and friend Uwingu on Facebook.