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.”
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.
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