Stardust Spacecraft

The name Spolar was placed in NASA’s Comet Stardust Spacecraft. Microchips were installed and launched on February 7, 1999. Chips were mounted inside the return capsule and returned back to earth with the capsule when it landed. The capsule landed back to earth on January 15, 2006 in Utah. The chips were transported to reside in Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas on January 17, 2006. A chip is mounted in the spacecraft body and will remain in space forever.

The name collection period began in 1997 and submitted by the Planetary Society. The second set of names collected in 1998 was submitted via the web by the National Space Society. The first collection on the chip has 136,000 names. The second collection on the chip has one million names. Can people still get into the Comet Wild 2? No.

We’re grateful to have Spolar in the Comet Wild 2 locked into space forever. Be among those who Rock with the Sun and Shine the Star that you are. Order a Spolarized Sun in the Shopping Mall.