Hints for Finding Your Certificate
Our database is unable to accept foreign characters, so please use the English alphabet/character set when searching for your name. Also, please avoid using special characters such as quotation marks, ampersands, brackets, underscores, mathematical symbols, etc. These characters may cause unexpected errors, and you may not be able to retrieve your certificate from the database. Numbers, apostrophes, dashes, and letters with accents or other embellishments (such as "é" or "ñ") are acceptable.
Search on a unique portion of the name like the last name only or first name only. This will bring up lots of names that you can scroll through to find your certificate.
After entering your name, you should see a new browser window containing your certificate. If you did not see this window, it may have shown up behind the window you are viewing now. Try minimizing this window and see if the certificate appears.
If you still do not see a new window, or if you click on a name and get a popup window telling you that your certificate could not be found, please Contact Us and we will help you troubleshoot this issue. Please note that the Send Your Name to a Comet! campaign closed January 31, 2004, and we can no longer accept new names. You can only search for your certificate.
Send Your Name to...
Are you sure you participated in the Send Your Name to a Comet campaign? Deep Impact was not the first or only mission to collect names to send into space. Several of the Mars missions, Stardust, Dawn and others have also collected names. If you don't remember which mission you submitted your name to, you can try searching:
- Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
- Kepler (exoplanet search), end Nov 2008
- LRO (Moon), end Jun 2008
- Selene (Moon), end 2007
- Phoenix (Mars), end 2007
- Dawn (Vesta, Ceres), end 2006
- New Horizons (Pluto), end 2005
- Deep Impact (Tempel 1), end 2004
- Mars Exploration Rover (Mars), end 2003
- Stardust (Wild 2), end 1999