Westwood girl’s pick for name of new Mars Rover is a finalist in NASA contest. You can vote here

Westwood girl’s pick for name of new Mars Rover is a finalist in NASA contest. You can vote here
This illustration depicts NASA's next Mars rover, which launches in 2020.

NASA is holding a contest to name its next Mars Rover, and one of the suggestions that’s made it to the final round is from a student in Massachusetts.

Amira Shashiry of Westwood is one of nine finalists in NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover naming contest. She suggested the agency name the next robot heading to the Red Planet “Promise.”

Amira wrote in her essay that “The Mars rover promises to bring to light major discoveries about life on Mars” and will help Americans “unite and bond over the success of its space adventures.”

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She added: “Has somebody ever made a promise to you and kept it? If so, you’ll know that promises form bonds, create excitement, and allow people to believe. This rover promises to bring knowledge about Mars to the next level, taking the world alongside it.”

Other possible names in the running include “Tenacity, ”Humanity," and “Fortitude.”

NASA is asking people to help vote for the winner from now through Monday, Jan. 27. You can cast your vote here.

In this handout provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the MAHLI camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via Getty Images)
In this handout provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the MAHLI camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via Getty Images)