Endurance, Tenacity, Promise, Perseverance, Vision, Clarity, Ingenuity, Fortitude and Courage are the nine finalist names to name NASA’s Mars 2020 rover .
NASA has selected nine finalists in the contest among US schoolchildren. This summer, the rover will be sent to Mars.
Here you can vote your favorite … you only have five days from now .
More than 28,000 tests
The contest consisted of inviting students from Kindergarten to Secondary to find an appropriate name for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover and write a short essay about it. More than 28,000 essays were submitted after the contest began on August 28 of last year .
A diverse panel of nearly 4,700 volunteer judges , comprised of educators, professionals and space enthusiasts from across the country, narrowed the group down to 155 deserving semifinalists from every state and territory in the country.
Mars 2020 will land in February 2021 in the Jezero crater, with the main mission of investigating if there was life in the past on Mars.