NASA's Mars 2020 rover is waiting to be named and you have the chance to help. Pick from the nine names shortlisted via a "Name the Rover" essay contest which began in August last year. "Thousands of students have shared their ideas for a name that will do our rover and the team proud," said Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division in Washington in a release. Now it is the public's opportunity to become involved and express their excitement for their favorites of the final nine," she added. The winner will also receive an invitation to see the launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Source: The Hindu January 22, 2020 07:50 UTC