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Sunday, June 8, 2003



MER Names Chosen

9-year old Sofi.
9-year old Sofi.
Credit: Planetary Society
This morning NASA director Sean O'Keefe announced the winning names of the Mars Exploration Rovers: Spirit and Opportunity. The winner of the "Name the Rover" competions was 9 year old Sofi Collis of Arizona. "Sofi wrote a moving essay that caught many people's attention in the judging process," said Planetary Society Director of Projects Bruce Betts.

(More info: Planetary Society)


- posted by Jim @ 11:47 EST