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You have until September 30 to sign up to be part of the exploration of our solar system. Better yet, if you "like" or "follow" the OSIRIS-Rex site on Facebook, you can keep track of where yours and everyone else's names ... and the spacecraft ... are in flight. Pretty cool idea.
To sign up, head over to the Planetary Society's site and fill in a couple of lines. You'll be on your way (in name) to Bennu before you know it. The address is: http://planetary.org/bennu
Join me and my family aboard. And, as Jason Dworkin, mission project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, says, "It is exciting to consider the possibility that some of the people who register to send their names to Bennu could one day be a part of the team that analyzes the samples from the asteroid ten years from now." That is an exciting idea.
See you around Bennu.
For more on the mission, see: http://www.nasa.gov/osiris-rex