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We are not yet capable of visiting Mars, but NASA is giving curious people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to embark their mark on the Red Planet.

NASA announced yesterday that it will bring a silicon microchip filled with the user-submitted names in its upcoming Insight Mars lander. The last date for submission is 8th September, Click here to send your name to Mars aboard InSight.

"Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surface," said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington." By participating in this opportunity to send your name aboard InSight to the Red Planet, you're showing that you're part of that journey and the future of space exploration."

Last year in December, 1.38 million people registered their names for the NASA's Orion spacecraft. After Insight, the next chance to earn frequent flyer points will come from NASA's Exploration Mission-1 which is the first ever planned test flight drawing together the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule in development for human missions to Mars and elsewhere.

InSight will launch from the United States of America's - Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in March 2016 and will land on Mars Sept. 28, 2016.

For additional information about the InSight mission, visit NASA's Website. You can also follow the mission on Facebook and Twitter.