We had already talked about this campaign consisting of sending digitized boarding passes to Mars, as if their holders also traveled there in the Matrix style. Finally, more than eight million will travel.
All of them will travel on the Mars 2020 mission, which is scheduled to be launched in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral, and its arrival is expected in February 2021 at the Jezero crater. Objective of the mission: find evidence of past life on the Red Planet.
More than eight million people have filled out the NASA form on the Internet to send their name to Mars. Due to the origin of people enrolled in the initiative, Turkey is by far the country with the most participants, with 2.5 million; followed from India, with 1.07 million. In the United States there are 884,000 and in Spain 96,200.
The objective of the Mars 2020 mission is to investigate the relevant ancient astrobiological environment on Mars, investigate its surface, geological processes and history, including the evaluation of its past, habitability and the possibility of preserving bio-spirits within accessible geological materials.
In addition, a vehicle heavier than air had never been blown up into the thin atmosphere of Mars, and the helicopter NASA wants to send to the Red Planet would be the first of this class: