Like young children, most inanimate objects can freely self-identify but are too afraid to expose their shoddy cursive handwriting. Give the gift of universal identity with this Groupon: a chance to name your own star courtesy of Name A Star Live. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get an instant gift set plus (a $29.90 value).
- For $29, you get an instant gift set premium, with an astronomy software add-on (a $79.80 value).<p>
Name A Star Live allows the name of a friend or loved one to become the classification of a faraway twinkling star. As in most pet adoptions, each proud parent is free to choose his or her own furry ball of plasma. A real rocket ship will launch the name and dedication message into the earth’s orbit to mark the celestial occasion. The adopted star will have only one name, which is recorded in the database, and a star certificate and astronomical star chart are instantly emailed to the honoree, which help show the star’s precise location as well as coordinates needed to spot the star in the night sky.
The software included with the premium package convinces computers to display NASA images, astronomy and space mission websites, and three-dimensional images of Mars. The premium-level gift also presents an 8.5”x11” astrophotograph of the constellation, with a detailed inset profiling the cosmological neighborhood and your star’s location within it. Check your giant gaseous sphere’s status at the time of naming, and revisit it again and again with the software’s virtual planetarium to see if it has sprung any new orbiting civilizations that speak English.
Name A Star Live
Name A Star Live is a branch of Space Services, Inc., an undisputed pioneer in commercial space flight. Space Services has been launching satellites and mounting extraterrestrial missions since 1981. They’ve also delivered roughly 10,000 messages and an asteroid made entirely of freeze-dried ice cream to the astronauts on the International Space Station. In 1995, the business began providing orbital services to the global public, and sends up new stellar names and messages with every rocket launch.