NASA's Mars 2020 rover is one step closer to having its own name after 155 students across the U.S. were chosen as semifinalists in the "Name the Rover" essay contest. In the future, there may be other discoveries that will be found on Mars. Besides bearing the names of millions of people on Earth, the 2,300-pound rover, which may launch as early as July 2020, is expected to reach Mars in February 2021. Today's the last day to add your name to the more than 10 million that have already signed up. NASA has actually done this before, for example, you could have sent your name to Mars with the Phoenix rover. To find out, NASA sent the Curiosity rover to Mars. NASA will be choosing the name for its Mars 2020 rover, and here's the list of potential winners. Perseverance team members have a list of about 50 Navajo names to assign to Mars rocks, soils and areas. by Alan Boyle on January 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm January 22, 2020 at 9:45 am This helps it to roll over rocks and sand without getting stuck. And then there were nine. NASA received over 28,000 essays from kids who want to name the next Mars rover. The names were collected as part of NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" … the value of the org.mars_sim.msp.config.model.vehicle.RoverName at the given index Throws: IndexOutOfBoundsException - if the index given is outside the bounds of the collection; getRoverName public RoverName getRoverName() Mars 3, Prop-M rover, 1971 This was lost when Mars 3 lander stopped communicating 104.5 seconds after landing; Sojourner rover, Mars Pathfinder Ladies and gentlemen, meet Perseverance. NASA has invited the public to submit their names to travel aboard the Mars 2020 rover. NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has a rendezvous with the Red Planet this summer. A total of 7 rovers have been dispatched to Mars and these are mentioned below: Mars 2, Prop-M rover, 1971 Mars 2 landing failed taking Prop-M with it. Nearly 11 million names are going along for the ride. China’s Tianwen-1 mission arrived on Feb. 10, 2021, and includes an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. The Hope orbiter from the United Arab Emirates arrived on Feb. 9, 2021. On Tuesday, January 21, NASA officially opened the poll that would eventually lead to the 2020 Mars Rover getting its name, the one it will take to the Red Planet on behalf of humanity. And that's not all. The names will be etched on microchips and make the journey to Mars next summer. Space fans have been sending names to Mars for more than two decades, and it’s that time again: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking names for the Mars 2020 rover mission. Go farther. If you are a K-12 student in the United States, your challenge is to name NASA’s next Mars rover. The information is just some of those included on a list of Mars Rovers discoveries and facts. The robot will search for signs of alien life and stash samples. Mars Pathfinder’s successful airbag-assisted landing was the first successful mission to the Martian surface since Viking, 20 years earlier. The names, which will be printed in almost impossibly small text on a chip included on the Mars 2020 rover, are being gathered via a sign-up form on the agency’s website. Now you can help by voting for your favorite. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names for inclusion on microchips that will fly aboard the life-hunting Mars 2020 rover, which is scheduled to launch next summer. Over 28,000 names were submitted by elementary, middle school, and high school students from around the world. List of Rovers Sent To Mars So Far. The Perseverance team has a list of 50 names to start with for future uncovered terrain. Perseverance is one of three spacecraft that arrived at Mars in 2021. Curiosity is the largest robot to ever land on another planet. NASA lists nine potential names suggested by kids for its next Mars rover: Vote for your favorite. A panel of 4,700 volunteer judges whittled that list … Perseverance landed in the Tséyi’ quadrant of the planet’s Jezero Crater last month. Mars rover Name list 10.9 Million Names Now Aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover . And so, to name the latest rover which has lately captivated the world with its detailed imagery, the Mars 2020 program held an essay writing contest. The team will continue to work with the Navajo Nation on more names as the rover … The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to launch a rover to Mars at the next launch window, in 2020, with a landing due in 2021. If you want your name to hitch a ride to Mars with NASA's next rover in 2020, you better act fast. NASA's Perseverance rover won't be traveling to Mars alone. Perseverance: NASA's rover takes 11 million earthling names to Mars . NASA just added over 10 million names to the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. And the winner was Seventh-grader Alex Mather from Lake Braddock Secondary School, whose essay was selected by NASA from a field of over 28,000 entries from K-12 students in every state in the nation! Members of the public have an opportunity to vote for their favorite name for NASA's next Mars rover. Students across the US, ranging from kindergarten to high school, submitted more than 28,000 potential names for NASA's Mars 2020 rover. Europa and India also have spacecraft studying Mars from orbit. Just one will be selected to win the grand prize - the exciting honor of naming the rover and an invitation to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA has finally chosen a name for the Mars 2020 rover—and it's a bit of a mouthful. The names of 284,350 people from the UK were among the names from 250 countries and territories travelling to the red planet. Submit your rover name and a short essay (maximum 150 words) to explain the reasons for your selected name. Students across the US, ranging from kindergarten to high school, submitted more than 28,000 potential names for NASA's Mars 2020 rover. Perseverance Rover at Cape: Top center: The plate on the aft crossbeam of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover — seen here on March 16, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center— carries 10,932,295 names submitted by people during NASA's Send Your Name to Mars campaign and essays of the 155 finalists in the Name … When NASA's InSight lander touches down on Mars in November 2018, it will have an unusual cargo. Tomorrow, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is scheduled to touch down on the surface of the red planet while carrying a special payload—the names of more than 10 million people. Nine finalists have been chosen in the essay contest for K-12 students across U.S. to name NASA's next Mars rover. A … The landing site was near the mouth of Ares Vallis, at 19.33°N, 33.55°W. Because Curiosity is so big, it also has bigger wheels than the previous rovers. Explore Mars In Depth › NASA has released a list of nine finalists for their Mars 2020 rover naming contest. The nine candidate names were made possible by the "Name the Rover" essay contest, which invited students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the United States to come up with a fitting name for NASA's Mars 2020 rover and write a short essay about it. Check out the short list in the Mars 2020 rover naming contest By Trevor Mogg January 14, 2020 NASA has announced the semi-finalists in its contest to name the Mars 2020 rover. NASA's Perseverance rover, which is set to deploy to Mars this July, is traveling to the red planet with a hidden message on board — in addition to the names of millions of people. It is about the size of a small SUV. The Mars Rover has sniffed the air on the planet. It was found out that the environment of Mars does not have even a bit of methane present in it.