Your star’s astronomical coordinates, explained

Star Certificate
Name A Star Live Star Certificate

All Name A Star Live gift sets include a letter-size Star Certificate that displays the name of your star, what the star is named in honor of (such as a graduation, anniversary, etc.), the star’s registration date, a personal message you write for your gift recipient, and the astronomical coordinates of your star. Continue reading “Your star’s astronomical coordinates, explained”

Name that mission!

Conestoga Flight mission patch
Conestoga Flight mission patch

We invite you to suggest a name for our next mission where we will fly our customers’ star names into space.  The mission is scheduled for launch on November 5, 2015 and will fly from Spaceport America, New Mexico, where we have flown several times before. The winner of the contest will receive a mission patch that we have flown in space, together with a certificate of authenticity! Continue reading “Name that mission!”

Why people name stars

Starry Night
Gazing at the beauty of a starry night
Credit: ESO/H. Dahle

Why do people come to websites like NameAStarLive.com and ‘name’ stars?

Love is certainly one of the main reasons: Couples have gazed at the stars above for countless generations.  Like true love, the stars are beautiful and eternal, they are a powerful source of energy and light in an otherwise lonely existence, and their sparkle brings joy to our hearts.   When we view the heavens above, we join with generations – past and future – that have gazed/will gaze upon the same heavenly view in awe and wonder.

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Space Meets Yoga Fashion: First Ever Fashion Line To Be Launched Into Space

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Name A Star Live will join eco-fashion brand Teeki at an event to be held at the Historic Vibiana Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday April 25, 2013 at 8PM.

For the first time ever Name A Star Live (Houston, Texas), the company that makes it real by launching your star name into space, has partnered with the eco-fashion brand Teeki in an effort to help promote awareness of a more sustainable future and lifestyle for humanity. They will be launching the material from which 8 pairs of special edition yoga pants will be made for the new Teeki line “the Age of Aquarius.” The launch known as The Centennial Flight is currently scheduled for liftoff on June 21, 2013 out of Spaceport America, New Mexico.

This “Earth Rise Service” mission will fly Teeki’s payload, attached to UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft™ XL SL-7 launch vehicle. After flying in the zero gravity environment of space, the launch vehicle carrying the payload will safely return to Earth via parachute. Once recovered it will be retrieved and given back to Teeki, who will then take it for manufacturing.

Teeki has joined up in supporting the exploration of outer space “because ultimately it is about a journey of discovery, sustainability, and making our Planet (our only precious habitat) a better and healthier place to live,” said Teeki owner/designer, Lindsay Hemric. Continue reading “Space Meets Yoga Fashion: First Ever Fashion Line To Be Launched Into Space”

The Centennial Flight

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Launch of star names into space from Spaceport America

Name A Star Live launches your star name into space, making you part of a real space mission! After the flight we e-mail you a Launch Certificate, verifying that your star name has flown among the stars.

The Centennial Flight carried into space the star names of all of our customers who named stars with us on, or before, May 22, 2013.    Launch occurred on a SpaceLoft XL launch vehicle built and flown by our launch service provider for this mission, UP Aerospace.

Launch occured from Spaceport America, New Mexico – the  world’s first purpose built commercial spaceport, and future home to the SpaceShip II missions of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic aerospace company.  Continue reading “The Centennial Flight”

Top Ten Valentine’s Day Messages

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As you’re thinking about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day, you might be interested in some of the Valentine’s Day messages Name A Star Live customers have included on their Star Certificates in recent weeks. Below are some of the best messages we’ve received so far. Of course, we’ve changed the names in the messages to protect the privacy of our customers.  We hope these examples will give you some ideas about what to write for your loved one.  Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. To my husband, BAC: I love you more than all the stars; even to Andromeda and back! Our eternal love will forever hold a place in the sky <3 Love your wife, MEC
  2. Happy Valentine’s Day, my love! Our first together, but let this star shine as brightly as our love grows each day. Now we can say our love has traveled through space and time! I love you, my heart!
  3. To my gorgeous boyfriend.  Now you have a star named after you.  Happy Valentine’s Day.  Our love will last for thousands of years like a star lives.  Lots and lots of love forever xxxxx
  4. A star is an amazing thing, beautiful and breathtaking. I dedicate this star as a symbol of our love, burning hot and bright through eternity. I love you.
  5. Once upon a time I wished upon a star for a sweet, handsome, honest, fun, loving, caring, smart, and romantic man. You’re everything I ever dreamed of. You are my prince 🙂 I love you xoxo
  6. No matter where we are under the stars, we will always be together…
  7. To a wonderful Husband, Father and Friend.  Every time you look into the night sky, I hope you see your star!  “To love another person is to see the face of God.” – Victor Hugo
  8. Princess, I love you to the stars! This one is named for you, the most adored person in my life! Your smile lights my soul more than the brightest star. I wish I could lasso it and give it to you!
  9. Loving you is like breathing I just can’t stop. How I wish that I could spend my whole life under the skies watching the stars with you.  I Love you.
  10. May this star prove my undying love for you. I love you my beautiful princess, forever and always.

For being the twinkle in my life…

Star Field“For being the twinkle in my life” — A beautiful Star Certificate message from one of our recent customers!

When you name a star with Name A Star Live, you get a letter-size Star Certificate that displays the name of your star, the star’s astronomical coordinates, and a personal message for your gift recipient.  It’s a wonderful gift idea for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or any occasion!

Here are just some of the personal messages our customers included on their Star Certificates last week:

  1. For being the twinkle in my life.
  2. Happy Birthday little star. May your light grow to be brighter than all the stars combined with a heart that is just as big.
  3. Merry Christmas Sweetheart!  Mommy and Daddy love you very much!  Wish upon a star!
  4. Knowing you is a gift from God, and this is just a simple gift wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
  5. This is a special star in the sky that will always be watching over you, named just for you.
  6. A star is only as beautiful for whom it’s named after.
  7. It’s officially written in the stars. You’re the best boss in  and out of this world
  8. When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.  – Pinocchio    I’m glad I wished for an amazing person like you.
  9. Wishing my Baby Girl a very Happy First Christmas
  10. The Heavens shine more brightly now.

Top Ten Star Certificate Messages

Mystic MountainWhen you name a star with Name A Star Live, you get a letter-size Star Certificate that displays the name of your star, the star’s astronomical coordinates, and a personal message for your gift recipient.  It’s a wonderful gift idea for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, a birthday, anniversary, graduation or any occasion!

Here are just some of the personal messages our customers included on their Star Certificates last week:

  1. My love there are not enough stars in the sky to shine down upon you and reflect the love I have for you..
  2. Grandma and Grandpa love you so much.  Happy 1st Birthday  Hugs and Kisses to our angel
  3. Your leadership.compassion and commitment has inspired others to dream more, learn more, care more and become more. You will be greatly missed!
  4. This star was named for you, to honor my favorite shining star. I love you!!!!
  5. Happy Birthday Dad!  You are a shining star among men….
  6. This is our Deployment star, everytime your missing me and lonely just look up and we will both be looking at the same thing. I love you.
  7. I thought it would be cool for you to have your “own piece of the universe”
  8. Forever flying through space lighting up the heavens.
  9. Congratulations on your marriage.  May your star shine forever.
  10. … Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our year.  Your Star will always be a part of our Family.