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A seventh grader named NASA's newest Mars rover

1 month ago   |   By Science News for Students

A seventh grader named NASA's newest Mars rover : Meet Perseverance. It's NASA's next ambassador to the Red Planet. The Mars rover's new name was announced March 5. NASA held a six-month “Name the Rover” competition. It drew more than 28,000 entries from students in kindergarten through high school. Students were asked to make their name suggestions in essays. The winning entry came from 7th grader Alex Mather. He became interested in becoming a NASA engineer after he attended the space agency's Space Camp at age 11. Alex read from his winning essay at the official naming event, which was...
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