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Messages from Earth

Be a part of space exploration! Starting with the launch of Cassini, The Planetary Society has created opportunities for people to participate in planetary missions by sending their names, messages, images, and wishes aboard spacecraft.

Our previous Messages from Earth opportunity invited people worldwide to fly their names on a round-trip ride to the target of the OSIRIS-REx mission, the asteroid Bennu. This is one of many Messages from Earth that have been sent on missions throughout our solar system…

This amazing combination of technology and the human spirit will chronicle humanity throughout the universe.

Messages from Earth is made possible by our collaboration with the space agencies around the world who make these amazing missions happen!


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and The Planetary Society invited people worldwide to submit their names for a round-trip ride to the target of the OSIRIS-REx mission, the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx is a robotic mission, but our names can hitch a ride to the asteroid, spend 500 days there, and return in the Sample Return Capsule to Earth in 2023.

Messages from Earth: Hayabusa2

The Planetary Society and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) invited you to send your name and message to Asteroid 1999 JU3 and return to Earth on Hayabusa2 (returning to Earth in 2020).

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