How much does it cost to send a greeting card to Mars?
A 5 year old boy in England named Oliver Giddings is a huge fan of the outer space. He is obsessed with everything about it. He dreams of becoming an astronautwhen he grows up. Christmas is coming and Oliver suddenly got an idea. He had a wish to send a Christmas card to Mars. The problem was, he didn’t know how muchit would cost. So, Oliver decided to write the British Royal Mail a letter asking about the postal fee if he is sending a Christmas card to Mars. The question surprised theRoyal Mail and they had to turn to NASA for an answer. At the end, NASA came upwith a postal fee of about 11,602 Euros(around $18,000). Royal Mail replied to Oliver and informed him of the fee to send a card to Mars. They also explained in detail the reason for such high price. Sending a card to Mars will need a spacecraft, the fuel is costly and the storage cost is high due to the limited space on the spacecraft. Although Oliver wasn’t able to attain his wish, he was very content and thankful to have received a reply from the British Royal Mail. He then wrote a thank you letter to both the Royal Mail and NASA for their detailed explanation.
Sending a card to Mars might be pricey, yet sending a Christmas card or gifts to our friends and loved ones on earth is extremely easy. Currently S.F. Express offers you a full waiver of fuel surcharge for international shipments to help you save more. What are you waiting for? Just in time to surprise your friends and family at Christmas!
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