Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift: Give Him a Crater on Mars
Examples of craters various craters on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona.
We all know that Mars Needs Moms, but Dad rocks the Red Planet too! If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for Dad, the commercial space company Uwingu has a special Father’s Day promotion where you can name a crater on Mars after your dad (or any other special person in your life.) You’ll get a unique decorative Father’s Day certificate that you can download and print,or for an extra fee you can have the certificate professionally printed and framed.
Uwingu’s Mars Map Crater Naming Project at allows anyone to help name approximately 590,000 unnamed, scientifically cataloged craters on Mars. The company uses out-of-the-box idea to help address funding shortages for researchers, scientists, educators and students. Uwingu’s Mars map grandfathers in all the already named craters on Mars, but opens the remainder up for naming by people around the globe.
“This is an out-of-this-world way to honor dads across this planet,” said Dr. Alan Stern, Uwingu’s CEO. “Help your dad join our Dads on Mars club!”
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