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Name the next Mars Rover – enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest

Know a student in kindergarten through 12th grade? They could name the next Mars Rover.

Eligible students can submit a 150-word essay with their Mars Rover name suggestion to the NASA via the Mars 2020 Mission – Name the Rover Contest website. Submissions are due by November 1, 2019. After a finalist from each U.S. state is announced, the public will vote on a final winner. The winner will be announced in February 2020.

The Mars 2020 Rover will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in July of 2020. The images from the Mars 2020 Rover will available on the NASA JPL public website, to be shared with people around the world.

Earlier this year, AWS powered the “The Send Your Name to Mars” campaign with a serverless design, which provides reliability, quick transactions, and easy scalability. Nearly 11 million people submitted their names worldwide. The names will be stenciled on a chip that will fly aboard the Mars 2020 rover. In addition, AWS supports the Mars 2020 mission website and the Name the Rover Contest website.

Learn more about how you can submit your name suggestion to NASA on the Name the Mars Rover 2020 website.