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Houston Healthcare Worker Names are Going to the Moon

via Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines is sending Houston Medical Center employee names to the Moon to recognize their service and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their names will be laser etched into lightweight disks, attached to the company’s lunar lander, and will arrive at the Moon in the first quarter of 2022.

“We recognize the true heroes of the pandemic, our medical workers,” said Steve Altemus, Intuitive Machines’ president and CEO. “Our industries are intertwined by science, and the heart shown by Space City’s medical staff will never be forgotten. It is our distinguished honor to have the names of 137 extraordinary humans bring life to our robotic return to the Moon.”

Intuitive Machines worked with three Texas Medical Center hospitals, Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and MD Anderson, to identify staff who has worked tirelessly during the pandemic. The selected employees are invited to tour Intuitive Machines’ production facility at the Houston Spaceport before launch.

If you are interested in sending your name, image, and message to the Moon, please visit


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