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NASA takes names, sends them to space

A chip containing the names of thousands of space enthusiasts will be taken into orbit in December. (Source: NASA) A chip containing the names of thousands of space enthusiasts will be taken into orbit in December. (Source: NASA)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

NASA wants to fly you to the moon, but maybe not to personally play among the stars.

While flying every person ever interested in space exploration could be problematic in many ways, the space agency is allowing members of the public to submit their names to be included on a microchip to be launched aboard an Orion spacecraft Dec. 4.

When you register at NASA's special website, you also get a souvenir "boarding pass" to share with friends, family, and social media.

The spacecraft - microchip in tow - will make a test flight on its December launch. The names will also fly on future flights and missions.

As with any star-studded launches, you do have to submit your boarding requests early - registration ends Oct. 31.

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