NASA's Mars 2020 Mars mission will be historic in many ways and, like other missions, NASA has done its best to involve the public, according to BGR. A race for Mars 2020 has been going on for months, The K-12 student's entries went through several rounds of review and then the Marscar's final candidate name was reduced to nine.
Now, with the launch mission approaching quickly, NASA is finally ready to announce the winner of the competition and the name of the new Mars probe. That's important, so NASA will go all out and have a live event on NASA's streaming channel on March 5.
NASA previously said it had received about 28000 essays. Each essay includes a suggested name and a short article explaining why students think the name is appropriate for the task. About 4700 volunteer referees and entries are slowly screened until only 155 semi finalists remain. The second round only shortlisted nine finalists. The nine finalists are then voted by the public, and NASA will choose the winner.
The following are the names of the nine finalists and their proposals:
Endurance, group K-4, Oliver Jacobs, VA
Tenacity,K-4 group, Pennsylvania Eamon Reilly.
Promise, group K-4, Amira shanshiry, Ma
Perseverance, 5th-8th grade group, Alexander Mather, VA
Vision,5-8 Years, Hadley Green, Mississippi
Clarity, 5th-8th grade, Nora Benitez, CA
Ingenuity,9-12 grade group, Vaneeza Rupani, Alabama
Fortitude, 9th-12th grade group, Anthony Yoon, Oklahoma
Courage,9-12 Tori Gray, Louisiana
NASA will broadcast live on platforms such as Facebook, twitter and Youtube, and finally announce the voting results. People can also use NASA TVwebsiteWatch the event. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, et.