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Want your name sent to Mars? It’s the last call to do so. That’s right, NASA will send your name aboard the Mars 2020 if you manage to get it in by the end of today, Sept. 30. Once this campaign ends, all of the names will be sent as early as July 2020 and expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021. The rover weighs in at 2,300 pounds and will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate as well as geology, collect samples for Earth, and pave the way for human colonization.