Do you want to put your name into space? Here is your chance. Next year NASA will lunch Kepler spacecraft (actually a space telescope) to orbit around the Sun. The mission is to find the earth-sized planet in a certain area of our Milkyway Galaxy called Cygnus Region. With the spacecraft there is a DVD contains names of earth people who submit their names on to this web site. After submitting you can print a certificate with serial number to confirm that your name will be sent “out there”.
Apart from put your name into space, if you want to know ‘Why around the sun?” “Why it has to be Cygnus?” etc. The mission of Kepler can be found from here. Quite interesting actually.