Help NASA Name Satellite
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Be the first to tell your friends and family you helped name the satellite that will give new insight into the nature of the universe.
Help NASA with naming the cutting edge Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, otherwise known as GLAST, observatory before it launches in mid-2008. The satelliteÂ will observe some of the most energetic sources of radiation in the universe.
Â The name can be no longer than 30 characters and also must include an explanation of no more thanÂ 25 words for each suggestion.
When coming up with your suggestion, please consider the following:
Anyone who suggests a name in our forum section will receive a "Certificate of Participation" from NASA via return e-mail, and their name will be entered into drawing to win a year's worth of online telescope time donated byÂ SLOOH, the Live Online Observatory.Â All names and statements submitted by you become the property of NASA and will not be acknowledged or returned. Your e-mail address will not be provided to others but will be used only for providing you a "Certificate of Participation".Â Your name may be used in a NASA, SLOOHÂ or YouChoose.net press release.
- The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2008.
- The name should capture the excitement of GLASTâ€™s mission, bringing attention to gamma rays and high-energy astronomy.
- The name should be catchy, something that people will talk about.
- Make it simple and easy to say. Nothing says complex and inaccessible like a mouthful of acronyms.
- In keeping with NASA tradition, the satellite will not be named after a person who is still living.
- Finally, the name must be original and not associated with any past, present or future astronomical observatory or space mission (domestic or international) or any NASA program. Sorry, Voyager fans!