Yesterday I told you about the new OSIRIS-REx Space mission, that Canada will be participating in.
It's a NASA mission, slated on the books within the next decade.
The hard work begins now of course, and millions of dollars of contracts have been awarded to Canadian
manufacturers to start work on the Canadian contribution of LIDAR technology.
Or in simpler terms: Canadian technology will do 3d mapping of the asteroid.
That's a far better return actually, than the 60k plus that Canadian Senator Mike Duffy spent and obviously wasted
on a personal trainer with taxpayer dollars.
There is an opportunity for you, in name only of course, to travel to Asteroid Bennu, via a sample return capsule
that will then be returned to Earth after samples have been obtained. by the Osiris-REx.
Your name will reside on a device placed within the return module.
And here is how to do it:
Simply go this link,
You'll get an official certificate, indicating your participation, that you can put on your wall, and when the mission
rolls around, you'll be good to go.
PS Here is more good news. We now have the New Skywatcher adventurer star tracker device available as a standalone