It was a blast on Sunday watching the phoenix lander land on Mars. It has always been a contention of mine that if we are to survive as a species, we must get off this planet. :) Anyways, what made Sunday even more special for me was the fact that my name was on a DVD containing a message from the human race to any other intelligence in the Universe. "The Phoenix DVD – that landed on Mars on May 25 – contains one of many Messages from Earth that have been sent on missions throughout our solar system." The Planetary Society started the messages from earth program a few years ago and I joined up, sorta like running SETI@HOME stuff on my computers since they started that program out of Berkeley.
The Planetary Society is continuing their messages from earth program with a lunar reconnaissance (phew, tough spelling that one :) ) that you can join here. Hopefully your name will join mine in space as I'm a lil old to be hoping to get off the old rock myself. :)