NASA to announce “Name the Rover” contest winner

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WASHINGTON (KFOR) – NASA is expected to announce the student winner of its “Name the Rover” contest on Thursday, which includes a finalist from Oklahoma.

Back in January, NASA announced the nine finalists for the contest that names the Mars 2020 Rover.

One of the finalists was 15-year-old Anthony Yoon, a 10th-grader at Norman High School.

Anthony Yoon
Anthony Yoon

Yoon submitted the name “Fortitude” to the contest, as well as an essay on the meaning of the word and why it’s a fitting name for the rover.

The contest began on Aug. 28, and over 28,000 essays were submitted.

The winner will be unveiled during a live event on NASA television at 12:30 p.m. CST.

More information can be found here.

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