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+ - NASA Invites Students to Name the Next Rover

Submitted by iamlucky13
iamlucky13 (795185) writes "Following in the footsteps of the Mars Exploration Rovers, which were named Spirit and Opportunity based on a short essay by nine-year-old Sofi Collis, NASA has announced a new competition for US students ages 5 to 18 to choose a name for the Mars Science Laboratory. The contest is co-sponsored by Disney, with their WALL-E character serving as a "spokes-robot" for the program. The winning student will enjoy a trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to see the rover under construction and have an opportunity to mark their signature on it. A website has been set up for prospective entrants, and more information about NASA's giant new rover, scheduled for launch in the fall of 2009 is available on the program website."
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NASA Invites Students to Name the Next Rover

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