NASA Names Mars Helicopter “Ingenuity” Written 30 April 2020


Mars Helicopter Ingenuity, named by Alabama High School Junior Vaneeza Rupani. | NASA/JPL-Caltech; Wikipedia; Public Domain

SPACE reports that NASA officials announced Wednesday that the Mars helicopter – which will launch with NASA’s Perseverance rover in the summer – will be named Ingenuity. Alabama 11th grader Vaneeza Rupani submitted the name “as part of NASA’s ‘Name the Rover’ contest for Mars 2020. ‘Perseverance’ won that competition, of course, but agency officials dipped back into the submission pool to hang a name on the solar-powered Mars helicopter.”
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