Notice: Stardust was launched
on February 7, 1999 carrying the two
microchips. Two copies of each chip were installed
on the spacecraft (for a total of four chips).
Two of the microchips (#1 & #2) are inside
the Sample Return Capsule,
and was returned back to Earth with the capsule when it landed in Utah on January 15, 2006. The capsule along with the microchips have been transported to the curation facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on January 17, 2006, where they currently reside.
other two chips are on the spacecraft body and
will remain in space forever.
Below, we have a listing of all of the names submitted
and that have been inscribed onto the microchips.
The names are sorted alphabetically by last name
for easy lookup. Note that there are two lists,
so if you don't find your name in one list, be
sure to check the other list.
To the genealogy people:
we've been receiving a lot of inquiries from people
researching their family trees and have who have
discovered our microchip name listings. The names
on the microchip were collected as a public outreach
effort. We do not have any information or background
on any of the people whose names were submitted,
nor do we have any way of contacting these people