Scouts’ names on Mars Rover

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Local residents have connections in high places – all the way up in space.

The names of several Winamac Boy Scouts are on a microchip aboard the Mars Curiosity Rover, which landed on Mars on Monday.

The scouts were part of a program in 2009, sponsored by NASA and the United Nations, among others. Their names were put on the rover as part of that program.

Additionally, two Purdue University alumni and a professor were part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Mission. They helped design the parachute decelerator for the rover.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 165393156 -