This is a neat thing I just read about: you can send your name to Mars! Submit your name on the NASA site and it will be included with others on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover. Hurry, you only have until Monday to add your name–do it here.

(What happened to picking cool names for the rovers, like Sojourner, Pathfinder, Spirit and Opportunity? This one’s just the “Mars Science Laboratory”? Did I miss a contest somewhere?)

(And wouldn’t naming space program stuff be the best job ever?)