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 today's Groupon: for $9, you get an instant gift set to name your own star, courtesy of Name A Star Live (a $19.95 value). 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 before a real rocket ship launches the official star certificate 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—including the coordinates needed to spot the star in the sky—is instantly emailed to the honoree. Name A Star Live makes for a meaningful holiday gift for loved ones, homesick satellites, or retired space colonists.
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.