Green Day Hitched A Ride On NASA's InSight Probe To Mars

November 27, 2018

It was a great victory for science and planetary exploration as NASA's InSight probe successfully completed its 300 million mile voyage from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Mars where it will survey and study the surface of our neighboring planet.

It is also being reported that one of the engineers working on the InSight project was a huge Green Day fan. According to the band's Facebook page, "Officially landed on Mars. "Green Day Since 1986" was etched on a chip on the NASA InSight Mars Lander that landed at Elysium Planitia today. Out of this world."

This wouldn't mark the first time that the universe was given the gift of rock on a space mission. In 1977, both Voyagers 1 and 2 were launched into space with a gold record that had some images and audio recordings of greetings from Earth. Among those audio recordings featured a wide selection of music, which included classical compositions, traditional songs, and "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry.