Name a Crater on Mars After Dad for Father’s Day

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Today through June 16th, Uwingu is offering to give the first 100,000 people who sign up for our free, monthly newsletter, a completely free gift certificate to name a crater on our public engagement Mars map in honor of a dad.

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Uwingu’s Mars Map will be carried to Mars aboard both the first Mars One robotic lander and also on the Time Capsule to Mars Project. Every crater named for a dad before Father’s Day on June 19th comes with a commemorative Father’s Day 2016 naming certificate emailed to the buyer. Join our newsletter HERE so you get the free gift code!

Said Uwingu’s founder and CEO, planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern, “Never before has anything like this been done to honor dads on Father’s Day. Just join our newsletter list by June 16th and give dad something he will never forget, something truly novel, and out of this world. We look forward to smashing all records for the number of named craters on any Mars map through this Father’s Day offer, and we hope you’ll take part for the dad in your life!!”

Uwingu Announces a Curated, Daily Space Image Subscription Service

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High Def Images and Informative Captions Selected by Space and Astronomy Experts, Sent Daily to Subscribers

BOULDER, Colo., December 16th, 2015 (Uwingu PR) — Just in time for the holidays, space company Uwingu is announcing the launch of a new product—Daily Space Explorer—that anyone can subscribe to, or give as a gift, by going to www.uwingu.com.

Each subscription sends the subscriber 365 daily electronic high-­definition space and astronomy images and their detailed, informative captions, selected by space and astronomy experts at Uwingu. Each caption contains links to even more information for those who want to explore further. And every image has an associated discussion page at uwingu.com to share thoughts, ask questions, and discuss with other subscribers and Uwingu staff.

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Uwingu to Send Names to Mars on Friday

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BOULDER, Colorado, Nov. 24, 2014 (Uwingu PR) —
Uwingu will launch a radio transmission to Mars on Friday, November 28th, sending over 100,000 names, messages, and pictures from people on Earth. This is the first time messages from people on Earth have been transmitted to Mar by radio.

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Uwingu Launches Beam Me to Mars Program

Beam_Me_Mars_LogoBOULDER, Colo., Aug. 19, 2014 (Uwingu PR) — Space company Uwingu announced today the launch of a project allowing anyone, anywhere to be a part of a global “shout-­out” of messages from the people of Earth to Mars on November 28th. The project is called “Beam Me to Mars.”

Beam Me to Mars (hashtag #BeamMe2Mars) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the start of humankind’s exploration of Mars with the launch of NASA’s Mariner 4 — the first successful Mars mission — on November 28th, 1964.

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Mars One Lander to Carry Uwingu Map to Red Planet

Mars One 2018 lander (Credit: Mars One)
Mars One 2018 lander (Credit: Mars One)

BOULDER, Colorado, March 3, 2014 (Uwingu PR) — Uwingu and the pioneering Mars One project (http://www.mars-­one.com/en/) announce a landmark partnership: All Mars One missions will carry Uwingu’s Mars Map to Mars, and will use these feature names as a part of Mars One’s mission operations at Mars. Additionally, a portion of Uwingu’s revenues generated by Mars feature naming will help fund Mars One missions.

Uwingu launched its Mars Crater Naming Project last week at www.uwingu.com, giving anyone in the public the opportunity to name any of the approximately 500,000 scientifically identified craters on Mars.

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Uwingu Aims to Name 500,000 Craters on Mars

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BOULDER, Colo. (Uwingu PR) — For years, space mission rover teams have taken it upon themselves to name landmarks on Mars.

Beginning today, the public can get involved in Mars exploration much the same way. Through Uwingu’s redesigned web site at www.uwingu.com, now anyone can help to create the Uwingu’s new Mars map, with names for all the approximately 500,000 unnamed but scientifically catalogued craters on Mars.

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Uwingu Announces Winner of Alpha Centauri Planet Naming Contest

uwingu_artworkBoulder, Colorado (Uwingu PR) — Space company UwinguTM announced the winner of its public engagement contest to solicit and vote on a popular name for the only known planet orbiting the nearest star to the Sun, Alpha Centauri.

The winning name from Uwingu’s competition to select a name for the planet is “Albertus Alauda”. This nomination was entered into Uwingu’s public planet name nomination database last November by Jason Lark, in honor of his late grandfather, Albert Lark. In the citation entered into Uwingu’s database, Lark said, “His name in Latin means Noble or Bright and to praise or extol. I think this is an apt description as my Grandfather was a noble man and bright of character and in this nomination I wish to honour (extol) him.”

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Uwingu’s Name a Planet Contest Ends Tonight

uwingu_artworkUwingu’s name the Earth-like planet around alpha Centauri contest ends tonight at midnight Eastern Time. There is still time to get your votes in for your favorite names.

Rakhat and Caleo are currently the top two names. Votes cost 99 cents. Up to half of the proceeds of each nomination and each vote will go toward The Uwingu Fund, which will provide grants to scientists, educators and others to conduct space research, education and exploration projects.

Uwingu Launches Contest to Name Alpha Centauri Planet

uwingu_logoBoulder, Colorado (Uwingu PR) — Space company UwinguTM has launched a new public outreach project—a public contest to determine the worldwide public’s choice name for the nearest known planet around another star. Anyone can nominate a name; the contest ends April 15th.

The name getting the highest number of votes will be declared the public’s name for this mysterious new world. Never before has the public been asked to choose its favorite name for a planet. Anyone can nominate one or more names; anyone can vote.

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Uwingu Announces Board of Advisors

uwingu_artworkUwingu PR (Mar. 5, 2013) — Space start up Uwingu™ announced today that has recruited a distinguished board of 15 advisers to assist the company in strategic and operational planning.

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The Latest Lurio Report

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Uwingu – Name an ExoPlanet to Fund Research/ “L2” Plan & Exploration Require End to SLS
Vol. 7, No. 13, November 16, 2012
 Contents:
Reminder
Quick Updates
XCOR Announces Lynx Wing/Control Surfaces Contract to ATK
Lunar X Prize Value to Decrease?
Orbcomm Implies Primary Payloads Only
Dear Acquaintances,
– Uwingu Unveils First Product to Aid Research – Name an Exoplanet!
– The “L2” Mission Proposal and Beyond – Hobbled by the SLS? –

Uwingu Fund-raising Campaign Ends Tonight

Uwingu’s fund-raising campaign ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. PDT. They’re aiming to raise $75,000, and they’re currently at nearly $68,000. Let’s see if we can help them get there. Click on the graphic to the right to donate!

Uwing is a space-themed, for-profit start up. Uwingu’s mission is create a new funding stream for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world.

Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”) was formed by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. Included in the company’s portfolio of space heavyweights are space historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, citizen science leader Dr. Pamela Gay, author and museum science director Dr. David Grinspoon, planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science boss Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.

Uwingu Campaign Extended Until Monday

Uwingu’s fund-raising campaign, which was to ended last Friday, has been extended 10 days to Monday, Sept. 24. They’re aiming to raise $75,000. Let’s see if we can help them get there. Click on the graphic to the right and donate today!

Uwing is a space-themed, for-profit start up. Uwingu’s mission is create a new funding stream for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world.

Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”) was formed by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. Included in the company’s portfolio of space heavyweights are space historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, citizen science leader Dr. Pamela Gay, author and museum science director Dr. David Grinspoon, planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science boss Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.

Uwingu Fund-raising Campaign Ends Friday

Hey everyone!

Uwingu’s campaign closes on Friday! They’re aiming to raise $75,000. Let’s see if we can help them get there. Click on the graphic to the right and donate today!

Uwing is a space-themed, for-profit start up.  Uwingu’s mission is create a new funding stream for space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world.

Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”) was formed by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. Included in the company’s portfolio of space heavyweights are space historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, citizen science leader Dr. Pamela Gay, author and museum science director Dr. David Grinspoon, planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science boss Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.