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NASA asks for help in picking name for next Mars 2020 rover

NASA needs your help to name its next Mars rover

NASA has asked the people of the nation to vote between nine names that students across the U.S. submitted.

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The names which have been nominated are:

  • Endurance, (Kindergarten to 4th grade, by Oliver Jacobs of Virginia)
  • Perseverance, (5th to 8th grade, by Alexander Mather of Virginia)
  • Tenacity, (Kindergarten to 4th grade, by Eamon Reilly of Pennsylvania)
  • Promise, (Kindergarten to 4th grade, by Amira Shanshiry of Massachusetts)
  • Vision, (5th to 8th grade, by Hadley Green of Mississippi)
  • Clarity, (5th to 8th grade, by Nora Benitez of California)
  • Ingenuity, (9th to 12th grade, by Vaneeza Rupani of Alabama)
  • Fortitude, (9th to 12th grade, by Anthony Yoon of Oklahoma)
  • Courage, (9th to 12th grade, by Tori Gray of Louisiana)

The poll to vote for any name shall be open till next Monday, Jan. 27.

The director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division in Washington said that over thousands of more volunteers

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According to Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division in Washington, a huge population of students have shared their ideas for a name that will do our rover and the team proud. Therefore now it is the people’s opportunity to involve themselves and express their excitement for their favorites of the final nine.

NASA is to announce its winning name on the 15th of March.

According to NASA’s website, a great number of the student population around the country sent in over 28,000 essays to name NASA’s next Mars rover.

NASA has listed the benefits of participating in the essay contest for the students which are

  1. Learning about the various NASA missions.
  2. I am making use of their critical thinking skills.
  3. Something new can be learned. The students will get an opportunity to form questions about a place they may never have heard of.

 

The winning essay shall be published on NASA’s Mars Website

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