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Announcing New AE Initiative: 'Cap Goes to the Moon'

January 15, 2021

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Moon lander

All CAP members have the chance to have their names flown to and placed on the moon via the Peregrine Lunar Lander being built by Astrobotic of Pittsburgh, which will touch down on the lunar surface's Lacus Mortis region later this year. This is all thanks to the Virginia Wing and its Lt. Paul Douglas, the Burke Composite Squadron’s AE Officer, who coordinated with Cornell University on this project. Cornell will use electron beam lithography to place the names of interested members on a postage stamp-sized chip.

Directions to “opt in” to have your name included, by close of business January 28: Go to your account, in the top right corner in eServices, click on General Information, and scroll down to “Third Parties.” To ensure your name is included, the box beside “Make My Information Private” should NOT be checked. (To “opt out,” that box needs to be checked.) If you wish to ‘opt out’ of your information being shared with CAP authorized third parties, such as this approved event, just go back in and revert your selection after February 1. Questions? Contact 

Just imagine that one day soon you could be able to look up and at the moon and say “my name is up there.” 

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