‘Perseverance’ Winning Entry In Mars Rover Naming Contest

Artist's concept of Mars 2020 Rover.
Credit: NASA
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover was formally named “Perseverance” March 5, the winning entry in a contest that spawned 28,000 entries submitted from students in grades K through 12 from every U.S. state and territory. The winning entry, backed up by an essay, was submitted by Alex Mather, a seventh grader...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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