NASA Starts a 'Face in Space' Promotion

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) — NASA is inviting people to send it electronic images of their faces to be placed into orbit aboard one of the remaining space shuttle missions.

The space agency says people can upload their portrait to fly with the astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 mission and/or shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 mission. Participants will receive special certificates once the mission is completed.

“The Space Shuttle Program belongs to the public, and we are excited when we can provide an opportunity for people to share the adventure of our missions,” said Space Shuttle Program Manager John Shannon. “This … will allow you to be a part of history and participate as we complete our final missions.”

People can upload their picture at People who do not have or do not want to submit a photo can upload just their name and it will be flown aboard one of the shuttles.

Discovery and Endeavour’s missions are the final two flights remaining until the retirement of the space shuttle fleet. They are targeted to launch in September and November, in that order.

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