Space exploration has always fascinated me. For several recent space missions, there has been the opportunity for the general public to submit names and, in one case, drawings, that were then sent on CDs, microchips or DVDs into space. This way, my name has been sent to Titan, the Moon, Mars and to the Comets Tempel 1 and Wild 2. It is also on its way to Pluto where it will arrive in 2015.

Follow the links to find some details about the whereabouts of my name in the solar system.

Titan (Huygens Mission)
Comet Wild 2 (Stardust Mission)
Mars (Mars Exploration Rovers)
Comet Tempel 1 (Deep Impact Mission)
Pluto (New Horizons Mission)
Mars (Phoenix Mission)
Dawn (Mission to the Asteroid belt)
Moon (Kaguya Mission)
Moon (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)
Solar Orbit (Kepler Telescope)
Venus (IKAROS / Akatsuki Mission)

"Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean.
We are ready at last to set sail for the stars."
Carl Sagan

The Planetary Society