NASA’s next Rover is supposed to land on the surface of Mars in February 2021, but it still lacks one important component – the name. To inspire students to join STEM subjects that make space exploration possible, NASA’s space agency sponsors a contest called “Name the Rover”.
This is an essay contest in which students in US public and private schools will be able to give a name to the robot-cosmonaut and explain why they chose this or that naming.
- The name should be no more than 50 characters, and the essay should be no more than 150 words.
- One entry per student.
- The name cannot be a repetition of a past space mission or NASA flight program.
- If you want to use the name of a real person, he must be dead.
- No corporate or trademarks, and, of course, the essay should be completely original.
The deadline for filing applications is November 1, 2019, and the final entries will be posted on the website for a public survey in January 2020.