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NASA set to announce name of the Mars Rover

NASA today will unveil the name chosen for the Mars Rover.

Posted: Mar 5, 2020 7:56 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2020 9:44 AM

PASADENA, Calif. - The wait is over!

NASA is set to announce the winner of its Mars Rover naming contest.

Choosing a name from thousands of submissions from students from all over the world, NASA today will unveil the winner, chosen from nine finalists with names including endurance, tenacity, promise and courage. 

The NASA Mars Rover is set to blast off as early as July, 2020 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is a 2-billion dollar mission and NASA scientist hope it will answer key questions about the red planet’s past.

The Mars Rover was built at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

View NASA's video below, it will share the announcement at 10:30 a.m.

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