Gift the Universe! Uwingu Opens 2016 Holiday Gifting
Space-Themed Christmas, Hanukah, and Seasons Greetings Holiday Gifts
"Having problems thinking of new 2016 holiday gift ideas for that someone who loves science, or space and astronomy? We have just the perfect thing, at www.uwingu.com!"
Like all Uwingu projects, half of the proceeds from gift sales contribute to the Uwingu Fund, which funds space research and education grants to researchers and space organizations. Added Uwingu's chief of marketing, Ellen Butler, "I love it that Uwingu purchases support much-needed new funding to accelerate space research and education."
Naming of Martian craters by the public is part of an Uwingu project to create the first citizen's Mars map, with names for all the approximately 500,000 unnamed features there. Craters can be named for almost anything or anyone, including friends, family, co-workers, heroes, pets, places on Earth or in space, sports teams, and musical artists.
Uwingu's Mars map is already the most complete Mars map in the world, and will be taken to Mars and used by two private space missions: Mars One and Time Capsule To Mars. Available crater sizes in Uwingu's Mars map database range from under a kilometer (about a half a mile) across to over 350 kilometers (over 200 miles) across. Prices for naming craters depend on size, and begin at $10. All crater certificates come with a handsome downloadable certificate;
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