NASA wants online voters to help choose the name of its next Mars rover – and no, it’s not going to be ‘Rover McRoverface’. Perhaps hoping to avoid that scenario, NASA has already narrowed the choices down to nine possible names: Endurance, Tenacity, Promise, Perseverance, Vision, Clarity, Ingenuity, Fortitude and Courage. The rover is currently being built at a facility in Pasadena and is set to launch into space this summer, arriving on Mars in February 2021.
To vote, head over to mars.nasa.gov and pick your favorite.
You can help pick a name for @NASA's Mars 2020 rover. The 9 candidate names were made possible by an essay contest, which invited students from across the U.S. to come up with a name for the rover.
— NASA's Kennedy Space Center (@NASAKennedy) January 22, 2020