Sign Up for Space:
The NASA has an interesting offer at their website (http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov ) for their latest Dawn mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres. Seems you can sign your name on for the data base of the spacecraft. Trouble is that the deadline is today, Saturday, Nov. 4th. If you read this before midnight comes hurry on over and send your name to the stars.
If you think this might be a great Christmas novelty gift and you can't make the deadline there's another mission coming up that closes as late as Feb 1st, 2007. You can enter the name of your lucky gift recipient, or yourself, for the Phoenix mission to Mars, due to launch next August. The spacecraft will hold the lucky names in addition to a silica glass DVD holding many of Martian related works from the 19th and 20th century. The title will be 'Visions of Mars'. If you want to fly with the stars or send anyone else to the stars hustle on over to http://planetary.org/phoenixdvd to sign up for this bit of virtual tourism. It's travel with a bang and no passport required.