Anybody on planet Earth is welcome to participate! However, to create a log-in you must be 18 or older. If you are under 18 and you would like to enter, please ask your parent or teacher for help.
Your name will be written to a DVD and sent into Mars orbit on the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) spacecraft.
What is the Message to Mars contest?
Craft your own original message to Mars! Messages, which must be in the form of a haiku poem, will be voted on by the public; the top three most popular entries will be sent to Mars onboard the MAVEN spacecraft and will be prominently displayed on the MAVEN website.
Messages must be in English.
How do I submit my name and message?
You must be logged in to submit your name and message.
Send your name and message to Mars activity timeline
May 1 — Activity opens
July 1 — Activity closes
July 15 — Public voting begins on messages
July 29 — Public voting ends on messages
August 8 — Message contest winner announced!