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Uwingu to Beam almost 90,000 Messages to Mars on Friday

Celebrates 50 Years of Mars Exploration; the Messages will Travel at the Speed of Light Uwingu will launch a radio transmission to Mars on Friday, November 28th, sending almost 90,000 names, messages, and pictures from people on Earth. This is the first time messages from people on Earth have been transmitted to Mars by radio. […]

Holiday Gift Ideas

Last week, our blogger friend, and space and astronomy expert Carolyn Collins Petersen wrote a great list “Gift Ideas for Astronomy Lovers.” In it she mentioned the opportunity to name a crater on the Uwingu Mars map—thanks Carolyn! We are gearing up for the holidays with special crater naming certificates! And on that topic, we […]

Red And Rover Howl at Mars

Our third comic strip is headed to Mars; Red and Rover by Brian Basset. Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Red, a boy who dreams of one day going into space with his dog and best friend, Rover, a chaser of squirrels, canine garbage disposal, protector and guardian angel dog. Red and Rover are the original […]

Uwingu Travel Grant Recipient Spotlight

In April we launched our first call for grant applications. This opportunity was to help award grant funds for planetary science graduate students to use for travel expenses to present their research. In June we reviewed all of the applicants and were thrilled to award 11 students with travel grants. As an update, we want […]

Cartoons to Mars

We are eager to share the first of a series of cartoons headed to Mars as part of our Beam Me to Mars project. Syndicated Cartoonist, Creator of Pearls Before Swine Comic Strip, Author of Timmy Failure book series Stephan Pastis is first in the queue. Check out his strip, then send your OWN message […]