Do you love space? Are you good about sharing your love of the stars with the public? If so, here's a
chance to join a growing network of space enthusiasts who have volunteered as NASA Solar System Ambassadors.
Ambassadors are especially needed to represent Delaware and North Dakota.
The application period is being extended through Oct. 16. Ambassadors are U.S. citizens selected from all 50 states,
plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, or U.S. citizens serving U.S. audiences abroad.
The program is one of the longest-running NASA volunteer outreach projects.
Each ambassador receives online training from JPL, and educational materials supplied by various space missions,
such as the next Mars rover--Curiosity. Curiosity will check to see whether Mars has been favorable for supporting microbial
life and preserving evidence of life. The rover is scheduled to launch in October 2011.
You can apply to be a NASA Solar System Ambassador at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/ssa.cfm .
A calendar of events hosted by ambassadors is available at http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/events.html .
JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.