(CNN)And then there were nine. Students across the US, ranging from kindergarten to high school, submitted more than 28,000 potential names for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. A panel of 4,700 volunteer judges whittled that list down to 155 semifinalists.

Now, there are nine names left standing in the contest.
And your vote in an online poll, which is open now through January 27, could help name the next generation of rover that will roam across Mars after it launches this summer.
The finalists include:
  • Endurance, (Kindergarten to 4th grade, by Oliver Jacobs of Virginia)
  • Tenacity, (Kindergarten to 4th grade, by Eamon Reilly of Pennsylvania)
  • Promise, (Kindergarten to 4th grade, by Amira Shanshiry of Massachusetts)
  • Perseverance, (5th to 8th grade, by Alexander Mather of Virginia)
  • Vision, (5th to 8th grade, by Hadley Green of Mississippi)
  • Clarity, (5th to 8th grade, by Nora Benitez of California)
  • Ingenuity, (9th to 12th grade, by Vaneeza Rupani of Alabama)
  • Fortitude, (9th to 12th grade, by Anthony Yoon of Oklahoma)
  • Courage, (9th to 12th grade, by Tori Gray of Louisiana)
 Source: CNN

 


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