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NASA names new Mars rover 'Perseverance'

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Published on March 5, 2020 - Duration: 01:29s

NASA names new Mars rover 'Perseverance'

The next NASA rover headed to Mars has been named 'Perseverance.'

The winning name came from seventh grader Alexander Mather from Virginia who won NASA’s “Name the Rover” essay contest.

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NASA names new Mars rover 'Perseverance'

Mather read his essay on stage at Thursday's NASA event which said in part, "We have the spirit and insight to explore the moon, Mars, and beyond.

But if rovers are to be the qualities of us as a race, we miss the most important thing... perseverance." According to the New York Times, Perseverance is scheduled to land on Mars on Feb.

18, 2021.

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