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.
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.