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If you guys are anything like me, you’re obsessed with space. I cried when the Mars Rover made a successful landing. I spent days in the Vanderbilt Planetarium on Long Island as a little kid. I couldn’t sleep the night before my tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. I know I’m not the only one, so I thought I’d bring you this little piece of news. You can beam a message to Mars. You can beam a message to Mars! Ahem.

The space fundraising group Uwingu started a project called, “Beam Me to Mars,” a “global shout out” that will beam messages to Mars on November 28 to celebrate 50 years of Mars exploration. #BeamMe2Mars is the hashtag you need for Twitter, because there is no way you aren’t sharing this with your friends. The idea is to raise money for astronomical and space research. You can send as many messages as you want for $5 and up. Start composing now. You have to get your messages to the Uwingu website before November 5.

According to the Huffington Post, your messages will be “transmitted at a rate of 1 million bits per second, by Uwingu’s Beam Me partner, satellite communications provider Universal Space Network.”

Anyone else asking for a visit from the Doctor? Thanks to the wonderful Clare Grant for posting this on Facebook!


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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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