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NASA Narrows Down Mars 2020 Rover Names: Hello, Fido?

Accepted submission by martyb at 2020-01-14 03:58:22

NASA narrows down Mars 2020 rover names: Hello, Fido? []:

NASA is definitely keeping an open mind when it comes to naming its M

Anaxagoras, Asteria Morpheus and Marv are all in the running.

ars 2020 rover. It may end up being as simple as "Wonder" or as unusual as "Propulsion Major Crater."

NASA announced on Monday the list of semifinalists for its rover-naming contest, which was open to US kids from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Volunteer judges narrowed down 28,000 essay submissions to 155 semifinalists. There are some repeats among the proposed names, with Tenacity, Determination, Ingenuity, Inspiration, Possibility, Perspective and Perseverance showing up more than once.

[...]You can browse the entries, read the essays [] and start rooting for your favorite.

[...]Judges will now whittle the semifinalists down to nine finalists. A public vote will help determine the rover's final name. NASA will announce the winner in March.

I think they should call it "Red Rover".

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