Report claims that around 1,38,899, people from India are interested in travelling to Mars. They have shown their interest 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.
Online boarding passes were provided for those who have submitted their names. The total number of names received by Nasa from all over the world is 2,429,807.
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.
Several Indians responded to Nasa’s call for names for the Mars mission. The total number of names received by Nasa from all over the world is 2,429,807.
According to Nasa on Wednesday, India ranks third in the global list with regard to the number of names submitted for the Mars mission