NASA plans to launch a marsrover in July to develop awareness of the universe and give students the incentive to participate in Mars exploration engineering and scientific research in the future, and NASA is targeting domestic kindergarten-high school students to name the rover. On March 6th, the name of A Virginia student, Alexander Mather (seventh grade), came to the fore among 28,000 of his peers, Perseverance.
There are also eight options: Endurance (Endurance), Tenacity (Fortitude), Promise (Promise), Vision (Vision), Clarity (Clear), Ingenuity (Witty), Fortitude (Tough), Courage (Courage).
Given that the actual life of the rover is often much higher than the official plan (for example, Opportunity has a design life of only 90 days, but actually has been in service for more than 14 years), the name Of Perseverance is really more apt.
The Mather, who is also an astronaut, visited the space camp in 2018 and was so struck by the Saturn V rocket that he decided to go with his family to Cape Canaveral to watch this summer’s launch.