Uwingu offers out-of-this-world Father's Day gift idea

Posted by Karri Ferron
on Friday, June 19, 2015

Posted on behalf of the Uwingu team; Astronomy magazine is a proud partner of this effort to raise funding for space science

Need a last-minute present for dad? Space company Uwingu offers a great gift for Father’s Day with place names on its Mars map. Uwingu’s Mars Map will be carried to Mars aboard the first Mars One robotic lander.

Through Father’s Day — Sunday, June 21 — Uwingu is offering special decorative Father’s Day certificates for anyone choosing to honor a dad this way. Two certificate options are available: an electronic downloadable version and a beautifully printed and framed keepsake version.

Those purchasing the 50 largest craters named by Father’s Day also will receive a 2-for-1 bonus: a gift certificate of equal value, allowing them to put additional crater names on the Mars map for free anytime in 2015.
Prices for naming craters depend on the size of the crater and begin at $5. Half of Uwingu’s revenues go to fund the Uwingu Fund for space research and education grants.

Said Uwingu’s Ellen Butler, “I'm excited to name a crater on the Uwingu Mars map in honor of my own dad. It’ll be fun to share this with him on Father’s Day. I know he’ll love telling his friends that I named a crater for him!”

Uwingu’s Mars Map Crater Naming Project at www.uwingu.com allows anyone to help name approximately 590,000 unnamed, scientifically cataloged craters on Mars. Uwingu’s Mars map grandfathers in all the already named craters on Mars but opens the remainder up for naming by people around the globe.
Dr. Alan Stern, Uwingu’s CEO, added, “This is an out-of-this-world way to honor dads across this planet. Help your dad join our Dads on Mars club!”

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