Youth Are Invited to Name the Mars 2020 Rover!
Deadline: November 1, 2019
NASA invites K-12 students to submit essays to name NASA's next Mars rover. Youth can submit their
rover name and a short essay (maximum 150 words) to explain the reasons for their selected name. The Mars 2020 rover will seek signs of past microbial life, collect surface samples as the first leg of a potential Mars Sample Return campaign, and test technologies to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere to prepare for future human missions.