Uwingu’s “Beam Me To Mars” Project Attracts Celebrities, Companies And Organizations


Boulder, Colorado. September 4, 2014 – Space company Uwingu’s latest project, “Beam Me to Mars,” has attracted attention from celebrities, companies, and a variety of space organizations. The project is is part of Uwingu’s global celebration of 50 years of Mars exploration in 2014 and allows anyone to send a message to Mars via radio for the first time.

Beam Messages can be as simple as a name, or can be more elaborate, including text and images. Anyone can send messages to Mars, and people can send as many as they want, there is no limit. Pricing begins at $5 and helps create new grants for the Uwingu Fund for space exploration, research, and education.

Over a dozen actors, actresses, astronauts, authors, and space personalities have joined the project. Celebrities who have already posted messages to be sent to Mars via the “Beam Me to Mars” project include:

  • Motion picture actors Seth Green and wife Clare Grant
  • Star Trek actor George (“Sulu”) Takei and husband Brad Takei
  • Bill Nye, The Science Guy
  • Former International Space Station commander and media star, astronaut Chris Hadfield
  • Commercial astronaut Richard Garriott
  • Former NASA senior executive Lori Garver
  • Pulitzer winning author and playwright Dava Sobel (Galileo’s Daughter, Longitudes)
  • Author and screenwriter Homer Hickam (The Rocket Boys, October Sky)
  • Many space organizations and companies have also joined the project and will have their logos sent to Mars:


    All messages in Uwingu’s ‘Beam Me’ transmission will be sent to Mars together at a rate of 1 million bits per second on November 28th. The messages will travel there at the speed of light, arriving at Mars a mere 15 minutes after they are sent.

    To learn more about the Beam Me to Mars project, visit: http://www.uwingu.com