Uwingu, a company helping people personally connect with space exploration and astronomy, announced today this unique gifting experience, which will last until Father’s Day, June 15. Each crater named for Father’s Day will be recognized with a handsome, official certificate of naming.
Half of the revenue Uwingu receives from the craters bought and named on Uwingu’s Mars map will go to fuel The Uwingu Fund (http://www.uwingu.com/
“Dads of all ages will love this really unique, out this world Father’s Day gift for 2014. Dad may not be able to go to Mars himself this year, but his name can be put on the first ever public naming effort for Mars, and he’ll know that it’ll be going to Mars when Mars One launches its first lander mission in 2018,” said Alan Stern, Ph.D., planetary scientist, and founder and CEO of Uwingu; Stern formerly directed all science programs and missions at NASA.
Boulder, Colo.-based Uwingu consists of a growing team of space scientists, educators, NASA veterans, and businesspeople who are passionate about space exploration and education.