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djellison


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Doug
SigurRosFan
I am on board!! Thanks Doug!

Wahooooo ...

paxdan
The deadline for adding your name to the new horizons list is tomorrow. Sign up here.
djellison
If anyone actually has the sirname unmannedspaceflight.com - I apologise smile.gif

Doug
SigurRosFan
Paxdan:

My Certificate Number: 557 cool.gif
djellison
I'm 1063

400,000's not a bad haul smile.gif

Doug
SigurRosFan
And 11 George Bush's. biggrin.gif
AoftheN
ah Sig beat me to it...

and
20 Jesus Christs
10 Adolf Hitlers
8 Elvis Presleys
19 Mickey Mice

... unsure.gif I wonder if this list will be vetted?
SigurRosFan
After checkup:

32 Jesus Christs
24 Adolf Hitlers
11 Elvis Presleys
27 Mickey Mice

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paxdan
QUOTE (SigurRosFan @ Sep 14 2005, 12:45 PM)
Paxdan:

My Certificate Number: 557  cool.gif
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mine is 20,647
ustrax
nš 406338
That's me...

We're ready to go!
Thanks for sending this crew there Doug!
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Decepticon
I'm going also with my son!

I can't wait to show him when it arrives!
He will be 12 years old when it gets there!
ustrax
QUOTE (Decepticon @ Sep 14 2005, 12:53 PM)
I'm going also with my son!

I can't wait to show him when it arrives!
He will be 12 years old when it gets there!
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You may sit for awhile... smile.gif
I've sent my girlfriend, parents, sister, niece, nephew, grandparents, brother-in-law...Who am I missing?...My dog!! biggrin.gif
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b14/ustrax3/lloba7.jpg
(I wonder how many animals will there be on the mission?...)
djellison
At least 3, our cat and my mums dog is on there smile.gif

Doug
Marcel
And my twingirls too.....they'll be 12 by then.
SigurRosFan
And Paris Hiltons chihuahua.

Then, a second moon discovered in the pluto system. The moon Tinkerbell circles Pluto. biggrin.gif
SkyeLab
Should we not be sending the names of people we don't like? wink.gif
tedstryk
QUOTE (SkyeLab @ Sep 14 2005, 03:58 PM)
Should we not be sending the names of people we don't like?  wink.gif
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Perhaps it is symbolically ejecting them from the solar system biggrin.gif
Jeff7
I'm onboard too. smile.gif
jamescanvin
Gosh, it sound like it's getting a bit crowded!

Can I change my ticket for the next flight?

No: 1877
dvandorn
Getting *really* crowded! My certificate number is 421919.

-the other Doug
Katie
I'm number 383363. tongue.gif
Marcel
QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 15 2005, 05:06 AM)
Getting *really* crowded!  My certificate number is 421919.

-the other Doug
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You're one out of 14220 world citizens that took the opportunity of being on board !
Bob Shaw
QUOTE (Marcel @ Sep 16 2005, 12:10 PM)
You're one out of 14220 world citizens that took the opportunity of being on board !
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Marcel:

And 14,219 of them lurk, or post, on this board!

Bob Shaw
ljk4-1
As I stated back in the forum on the Cassini signatures disc:

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...indpost&p=19752

For something that is essentially preserving a piece of ourselves for literally millions of years or more (far longer than anything made by us that will last on Earth), there should be more than just a bunch of names on that disc.

Note I did NOT say you couldn't have signatures, just that there should be something more - to say nothing of a better means of preservation, as cosmic radiation will wipe out the DVD and make it unreadable. Plus, do you think those who may find it in the far future will know how to read a DVD, human or otherwise?

Something of this magnitude should be more than just a publicity stunt, which a bunch of names on an easily destroyed medium is all that it is.
Marcel
The phtalates (weakeners) in the transparent material a DVD or CD is made of, is thought to cause the disc to be useless in about 200 years (the material will get white, cracky stuff in the end).

So, they should have scratched our precious names on gold plates !!
ljk4-1
QUOTE (Marcel @ Sep 16 2005, 07:37 AM)
The phtalates (weakeners) in the transparent material a DVD or CD is made of, is thought to cause the disc to be useless in about 200 years (the material will get white, cracky stuff in the end).

So, they should have scratched our precious names on gold plates !!
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Exactly - The Voyager Records will last at least 1 billion years. Even if those who find it cannot reproduce the 118 images on it, they can use the stylus and needle placed with the Records on the space probes, put the needles in the groove, and spin the Records to hear the sounds, languages, and music on them. Can't do that with a DVD.

Radiation will not destroy them (remember, one half of the Record is protected by the space probe body itself) and no fancy technology is required to read at least part of them.

http://www.cedmagic.com/featured/voyager/voyager-record.html
abalone
QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 15 2005, 04:06 PM)
Getting *really* crowded!  My certificate number is 421919.

-the other Doug
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Be careful, you have the seat next to my ex-wife. I only bought her a one-way ticket though-don't you tell her.
ustrax
QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Sep 16 2005, 01:16 PM)
Exactly - The Voyager Records will last at least 1 billion years.  Even if those who find it cannot reproduce the 118 images on it, they can use the stylus and needle placed with the Records on the space probes, put the needles in the groove, and spin the Records to hear the sounds, languages, and music on them.  Can't do that with a DVD.

Radiation will not destroy them (remember, one half of the Record is protected by the space probe body itself) and no fancy technology is required to read at least part of them.

http://www.cedmagic.com/featured/voyager/voyager-record.html
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Just to tell you that it was wonderful to read the interpretation of the Voyager record, I didn't knew about those details.
Thank you.

Comparing it, looks like we, onboard New Horizons took a charter flight... smile.gif
ustrax
Adding something more...
Seing the images contained on the record...A lot of time has passed... smile.gif

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/sceneearth.html

And I don't know if it is a good idea of sending stuff about our conception, x-rays of our body...Call me what you want but I wouldn't enjoy if some hostile civilization would arrive her knowing that they would have to atomize my testicles to end with us and break all my hand bones to prevent an impulsive, but understable reaction from my part... blink.gif
odave
QUOTE (ustrax @ Sep 16 2005, 10:32 AM)


Neat.

In the "Mathematical Definitions" image, I've never seen the binary digit zero represented as a dash. Is that something that's common, or is it just to distinguish it from the base-10 zero for the Voyager record?
ljk4-1
QUOTE (odave @ Sep 16 2005, 10:28 AM)
Neat.

In the "Mathematical Definitions" image, I've never seen the binary digit zero represented as a dash.  Is that something that's common, or is it just to distinguish it from the base-10 zero for the Voyager record?
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I can't say on the number question, but if you look at the image where they
show a diagram of DNA:

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/images/image016.gif

The base Cytosine is symolized with an S instead of the usual C because they did not want the ETI to confuse it with the carbon in this diagram:

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/images/image014.gif

You can read about the decision and other interesting facts in the choosing of the images in the 1978 book, Murmurs of Earth. You can find it sometimes on eBay and at used bookstores with a decent science section. Definitely worth it.

If anything, this book should be online. I know they came out with a CD-ROM of all the items on the Record in 1992, but the disc is already incompatible with modern equipment.
aharris
QUOTE (Marcel @ Sep 14 2005, 08:05 AM)
And my twingirls too.....they'll be 12 by then.
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I put my triplets in there. They're currently 4, so I think it will be a real thrill for them when the probe arrives to know that their names are on it!
remcook
Just beat doug: 1018 smile.gif
lyford
QUOTE (remcook @ Sep 23 2005, 11:45 AM)
Just beat doug: 1018 smile.gif
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And me... I'm 1047.... I call "shotgun!" tongue.gif
Myran
So you are sending your ex-wife to Pluto abalone?
I sent my lil missus to Mars long ago, her name on the 2.5 million spot of the total ~3.5 million so this about the MER rovers are a bit of a family business to us. wink.gif
um3k
I've got certificate number 471. biggrin.gif
Adam
578, not that bad. wink.gif
punkboi
QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 24 2005, 01:06 PM)
578, not that bad. wink.gif
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I envy all of you. Assuming nothing goes wrong during launch or the cruise to Pluto or a KBO, your names will literally travel 'across the stars' (to borrow the title of one of John Williams' music themes from, um, Star Wars Episode II). A million years from now, that is. biggrin.gif
ljk4-1
QUOTE (punkboi @ Oct 25 2005, 01:32 PM)
I envy all of you.  Assuming nothing goes wrong during launch or the cruise to Pluto or a KBO, your names will literally travel 'across the stars' (to borrow the title of one of John Williams' music themes from, um, Star Wars Episode II).  A million years from now, that is.  biggrin.gif
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Actually they will all be gone, destroyed by cosmic radiation, in about 200 years, tops.
punkboi
QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Oct 26 2005, 06:31 AM)
Actually they will all be gone, destroyed by cosmic radiation, in about 200 years, tops.
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Well- Nice to know your names will be traveling across the stars for at least 100 years. And NH should obviously be out of the solar system within 50 years.

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punkboi
430,000 names are onboard New Horizons...and not one of them is mine.

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MahFL
My and my family's names are on there, and the cat too ( Squeakie Cat ).
konangrit
Is it still possible to download the certificates? The HDD I had these stored on is now dead. I was intending to surprise my young (then) niece with her certificate when New Horizons passed Pluto.

The old link "http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/ecard/certificate/searchName.php" is dead and I can't find any other links. I tried the Internet Archive but it says "access to http://pluto.jhuapl.edu has been blocked by the site owner".
Explorer1
Seconding this. I printed it out ages ago but can't find mine anymore. I remember one could search for specific names too.
Alan Stern
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Seconding this. I printed it out ages ago but can't find mine anymore. I remember one could search for specific names too.


From the New Horizons web site home page, click on "spacecraft,"
then on "send your name to pluto" - the search page should come up. Fewer
steps than the old site, which was tied to pluto's 75th anniversary ...

Or just go directly to: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/spacecraft/searchName.php

Enjoy.

-Alan
Explorer1


Thanks for the link. Found it already!
ups
Thanks for posting that link Alan -- I lost my certificate ages ago when my computer crashed.


konangrit
That's great, thanks a lot for the new link.
Keatah
I'm in there too. A question. Is there a site or some resource that announces when these certificates and "sign-ups" become available? Or do you just have to watch the site for a particular mission? Are these announced as the 'craft is being built or what?
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